November 29, 2011 | last updated June 1, 2012 11:08 am

Hosp. of Central CT moves toward energy efficient lighting

The Hospital of Central Connecticut is investing nearly half a million dollars to switch to energy efficient lighting at its two campuses and off-site facilities, a move that is expected to reduce the health care organization's utility costs and pay for itself in just over three years.

The energy efficiency project will include replacing older lighting with newer, more energy-efficient equipment, including new bulbs, lighting ballasts and fixtures.

The changes will take place at the hospital's New Britain and Southington campuses and off-site facilities with the goal of reducing carbon dioxide and other emissions as well as cutting down on energy costs.

The project will save an estimated12.6 million kilowatts of energy over 15 years, officials said, which is equivalent to taking 1,691 cars off the road.

The project will save the hospital $118,000 in annual utility costs and qualifies the hospital for a Connecticut Light & Power incentive of $130,000.

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