Savings and CO2 Reduction for Berkshire Medical

With energy prices expected to rise, a savings of $500,000 a year in energy costs is a serious reduction. It is something that Berkshire Medical Center has invested in as it looks toward its future.  The 298-bed hospital has engaged A/Z Corporation to provide a design-build energy solution for its facility in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in the form of a new power generating system.

Working closely with Eversource, A/Z has designed an efficient CHP system based around a 1.0 MW reciprocating engine.  The system will deliver up to 722 kW of 480-volt electricity and 200 tons of chilled water through existing hospital systems.

Aside from generating the cost savings, the system is anticipated to reduce the facility’s CO2 emissions by 1,000 tons each year.

Berkshire Medical Center is a community hospital that functions at the level of a major medical center, serving as the region’s leader in neurosurgery, trauma, stroke care, and many other services.