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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - HFM Receives Focus on Energy Grant for Energy Conservation

Holy Family Memorial’s commitment to establishing green initiatives that are safer and healthier for patients, employees and community has helped HFM reduce its carbon footprint. Focus on Energy applauds HFM for its sustainability efforts and recently presented Holy Family Memorial with an energy grant for $167,710 after installing a new energy efficient boiler system at HFM Medical Center in 2015.

The boiler project included lighting conversion and controls, steam trap upgrades, high efficiency chiller replacements, and the boiler system renovation.

“Holy Family Memorial is committed to creating an environmental program that contributes to a safer and healthier environment for our patients, employees and community,” said Mark Herzog, President and Chief Executive Officer at Holy Family Memorial. “We are proud of our numerous green initiative efforts and accomplishments, which have not only updated our facilities and reduced our carbon footprint, but also reduce costs for our entire network. The grant we received from Focus on Energy allows us to continue our sustainability efforts to reduce our energy use and carbon output.”

By completing this project, HFM expects to save more than 207,000 therms annually. Environmentally, this project will save over 1,211 tons of carbon dioxide equivalents from being released into the atmosphere. That is comparable to 231 passenger vehicles removed from the road or the energy not used in 100 homes for one year. HFM will also benefit from a $116,000 savings on its energy bill each year.

From 2009 to 2015, HFM saved 2,000,000 kWh and 280,000 therms, as recorded by Focus on Energy grants. That is 7.5 million miles NOT driven by the average car, or 80 times around the world.

Since 2009, Focus on Energy has awarded more than $330,000 in grants to Holy Family Memorial for their energy conservation efforts.

Pictured left to right:
Jeff Henkelmann (WPS), Jerry Miller (HFM), Eric Braun (HFM), HFM Director, HFM President & CEO Mark Herzog, Dean Matzke (MPU), Dan Salm (MPU), Richard Feustel (Focus on Energy) 

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