Long Island Hospital Reduces Energy Consumption and Saves Costs with Trane Thermal Storage

Long Island, N.Y., August 8, 2018 – Trane®, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand helped Mather Hospital reduce energy consumption by 20 percent with cool thermal energy storage and other heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) upgrades. Cool thermal energy storage stores ice during off-peak hours, stores it in special tanks, then uses the ice to cool the building during the day. As a result, the 248-bed community hospital can save up to $100K per year. 

“Mather is the first hospital in Long Island to use thermal energy storage,” said Kevin Koubek, P.E., director of engineering, design and construction for Mather Hospital. “We’re proud of our energy savings effort, and want the community to know their local hospital is using sustainable practices.”

Since 2016, Mather Hospital, implemented multiple energy efficiency and cost-savings project, including solar panels, high efficiency lighting systems, and high efficiency HVAC equipment from Trane.

The thermal energy storage system includes a 700-ton Trane CenTraVac® chiller with next-generation refrigerants, with lower environmental impact, 500kW of CALMAC® Ice Bank® energy storage tanks and central controls. CALMAC ice storage tanks integrate with Trane HVAC systems to reduce energy use and costs, while taking pressure off of the energy grid. Thermal energy storage tanks lower the hospital’s peak energy usage by over 183kW and overall electrical usage by 74,000 kWh per year.

Mather Hospital’s system includes Trane building automation and a cloud-based energy management system to help facility managers uncover energy waste and savings opportunities, and uses real-time monitoring to discern where and when energy is used, spot anomalies and drive down energy costs.

 

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About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. 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. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. 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. CALMAC® is a portfolio of Trane. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com, www.trane.com or www.calmac.com.

 

About Mather Hospital

Mather Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded Mather four stars – the highest of any Long Island hospital – for patient experience, safety, and timely and effective care measures.

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Heidi McGuire

651-407-4000

heidi.mcguire@irco.com