In this project, Salas O’Brien helped create a long-term energy conservation and sustainability plan for the hospital and clinics at the Stanford University Medical Center.
The Stanford University Medical Center complex includes Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health services. The facility serves as the teaching hospital for the Stanford University School of Medicine and is on the cutting edge of medical innovation in and around Stanford between San Francisco and San Jose, California.
Before the commencement of this project, the Medical Center’s utility costs exceeded $14 million annually. Realizing that both the drain on the university’s resources and the negative environmental impact of this consumption was unsustainable, Stanford leadership brought in Salas O’Brien to remedy the issue.
After performing a phase 1 energy and sustainability analysis, our engineering experts recommended sustainability projects totaling over $7 million with over $500,000 in claimed incentives. The Salas O’Brien team identified 18 projects as critical in the analysis stage, and then worked with the Stanford Medical Center to implement them.
These critical projects increased both maintenance and energy management efficiency while providing a reasonable return on investment—effectively alleviating the drain on the university finances at the same time as decreasing negative environmental impact.