Arnprior Regional Health Uses Energy Savings to Improve Patient Comfort and Care

ARNPRIOR, Ontario, Nov. 19, 2018 – Preventing infections and ensuring patient comfort are priorities to healthcare organizations like Arnprior Regional Health (ARH). ARH, which includes Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital, The Grove Nursing Home and a primary care center, recently overhauled its indoor comfort system to improve temperature control and air quality, creating even more comfort for patients.

The solution reduced ARH’s energy, water and operations and maintenance costs by about $176,000 per year, a 28-percent reduction in energy use. These savings helped to offset the cost of the project. To achieve these financial and energy savings, ARH collaborated with Trane®, a global provider of indoor comfort and energy services solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand®.

“Heating and ventilation are critically tied to the environment and operations of a healthcare facility,” said Mr. John Gruno, ARH’s Manager of Environmental & Facility Services. “In addition to comfort, the HVAC system maintains proper conditions required to operate and conduct medical procedures. The improvements will help support our ability to provide high-quality care to the communities we serve and continue our virtually non-existent rates of hospital-acquired infections.”

At hospitals like Arnprior’s, reliable boilers are a necessity to maintain operations. The team created a separate mechanical room so that the existing boilers could stay functional and keep the hospital running as new ones were installed. The new boilers are much more efficient, operating at 90 percent efficiency, versus the 67 percent of the old boilers.

ARH is also making additional improvements to save energy and fund more equipment updates. The healthcare organization is now working with Trane on the next phase, which includes centralized cooling for part of the facilities.

 

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About Arnprior Regional Health (ARH)

Arnprior Regional Health (ARH) is a progressive organization that includes the Grove Nursing Home, a primary health care centre, extensive community programs and the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital, which has been providing quality healthcare services for over 70 years. ARH is a regional hub with a strong history of providing exemplary care to the residents of West Ottawa, McNab/Braeside, Arnprior and Mississippi Mills. As your partner in health, ARH is committed to listening to and responding to meet the needs of those we serve, because together, we create a healthy community.

 

About Ingersoll Rand and Trane

Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services. Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments in commercial, residential and industrial markets. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to sustainable business practices within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.trane.com.

Contact Information

Heidi McGuire

651-407-4000

heidi.mcguire@irco.com