Baystate Health, WMECo Team Up to Improve Energy Efficiency
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. (WMECo) have further enhanced their partnership in creating a more energy-efficient health system by agreeing to implement several energy-efficiency programs over the next three years.
The purpose of the partnership, originally established in an agreement in 2012, is “to provide a roadmap of sustainability support and realization of established energy-reduction goals for both Baystate Health and WMECo, which will help reduce Baystate Health’s costs and increase overall efficiency.”
WMECo will provide Baystate Health with an incentive payment based on an annual fixed rate inclusive of pilots, studies, publicity, and other costs and expenses associated with all energy-efficiency and conservation projects. The plan includes the latest energy-efficient technology, including lighting upgrades, installing occupancy sensors in hallways and offices, and using high-efficiency condensing boilers and variable speed drives to control pumps and fans.