In NewYork, a Manhattan hospital installs first ever eco energy plant.
NYP Hospital switched from traditional coal gas to eco friendly energy in order to provide cleaner air to patients, not to mention save a bundle in annual energy costs. And the yearly (co2 savings) from the co-generation plant will amount to removing 3,600 automobiles off the road.
As for how it works, below in their own words, New York-Presbyterian Hospital explains:
The 7.5-megawatt power plant burns natural gas in a turbine to generate electricity continuously for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Heat from the turbine, which is usually wasted as exhaust gas, is captured and reused to generate steam for heating and cooling.
What about a power outage? The hospital senior VP of facilities development explains that a back-up power source is in place, which would go into effect and not compromise critical patient areas.
For more details on this ground breaking energy technology, visit NYP.
via The Epoch Times