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Hackensack hospital, PSE&G announce energy-efficient chiller for medical center

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Hackensack University Medical Center and Public Service Electric & Gas Co. announced a new air conditioning chiller at the hospital that will reduce both energy consumption and expenses at the medical center.

The new chiller is part of $2.6 million in energy efficiency improvements at Hackensack via the PSE&G Hospital Efficiency Program. The chiller and new energy-efficient lighting are expected to save the hospital $429,000 in annual utility bills.

The PSE&G Hospital Efficiency Program is a $129 million initiative to install energy conservation measures at 34 hospitals in New Jersey.

In a statement, Robert Garrett, CEO of Hackensack University Health Network, said, "As a center for public health, our mission must include leading by example and being at the forefront of green practices."

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Beth Fitzgerald

Beth Fitzgerald

Beth Fitzgerald reports on health care, small business and higher education. She joined NJBIZ in 2008 after a 34-year career at the Star-Ledger and has been reporting on business in New Jersey since 1978. Her email is beth@njbiz.com and she is @bethfitzgerald8 on Twitter.

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