May 19, 2015
DeKalb Medical was presented a rebate check of $21,973 by Georgia Power for installing energy efficient lighting upgrades to its North Decatur campus as part of Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program.
“We believed that this was an update that was mandatory to our hospital,” stated Dan Harrison, DeKalb Medical Director of Building Services. “With so many hospitals trying to execute cost cutting measures, we were able to think outside of the box to not only improve our facility – but to also improve our bottom line.”
DeKalb Medical began the project in August 2013 and it was completed in August 2014. Overall, more than 3,500 lighting fixtures were upgraded to make the facility more energy efficient which will result in long-term savings to the hospital
"We are dedicated to helping customers make smart energy choices and identify ways to save money and lower their overall energy costs," said Michele Wagner, director of energy efficiency for Georgia Power. "Hospitals and medical facilities often use energy around the clock, so the result of a focused effort on energy efficiency can result in substantial savings."
In addition to the North Decatur campus project, upgrades and renovations have already begun on the DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care and Hillandale campuses.
Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficiency program includes educational resources, rebates and incentives available to all commercial customers such as school systems, universities, hospitals, museums and many more. For additional information about the program, visit www.georgiapower.com/commercialsavings.