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St. Francis hires energy overseer

8/5/2014
HBJ File Photo
HBJ File Photo
Saint Francis aims to save $200,000 by monitoring its energy usage and making upgrades.
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford has hired a New York City contractor to monitor all energy use of the 617-bed acute care facility.

New York City contractor utiliVisor will provide oversight for the hospital's three steam boilers, four electric chillers, a steam absorption chiller, and a plate and frame heat exchanger. UtiliVisor estimates Saint Francis will save $200,000 by monitoring its energy usage.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

UtiliVisor plants on seeking $75,000 in incentives from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund to pay for upgrades to the hospital's facilities.