ALBANY, N.Y. – June 4, 2012 – CDPHP® is pleased to announce the results of an aggressive energy savings project that was designed to cut costs and reduce the company’s environmental footprint. A study following an overhaul of lighting efficiencies at CDPHP shows the company saved $154,315 in energy costs over a twelve month period and greatly reduced its environmental impact.
In 2011, CDPHP partnered with American Energy Care, Inc., which designed a light replacement plan and installed a computerized lighting system. The state-of-the art system includes dimming sensors, automatic shutdowns, customized lighting, an offsite monitoring feature, hotspot identification, and the ability to harvest natural sunlight. Since the partnership began, CDPHP has removed 2,500 light bulbs from its Albany, NY headquarters and reduced energy consumption by 40 percent.
According to American Energy Care, Inc., the CDPHP energy conservation project has led to the equivalent reduction of:
“CDPHP is proud to be doing its part to cut costs and become more environmentally friendly,” said Wayne Alger, facilities director, CDPHP. “As a community-based health plan, this is one of the many things we’re doing to provide affordable health care and keep our environment clean for generations to come,” added Alger.
Established in 1984 as a physician-founded, member-focused, and community-based not-for-profit health plan, CDPHP and its affiliates are uniquely positioned to serve as a model of quality and health value, offering members in 24 counties throughout New York a full array of innovative products. Visit CDPHP at www.cdphp.com or on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
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