Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center was constructed with energy conservation as a priority throughout its design and build:
Hospital rooms were designed with day-lighting in mind. On most days, ambient light from outside is sufficient enough to allow significantly reduce the use of artificial light.
Green design and ongoing reduction of energy usage: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center partnered with Clark Public Utilities and the NW Energy Efficiency Alliance to review building operations and conducted a “building tune-up” in 2012.
Reduced site energy use per sq./ft. by 3% year over year (electric and natural gas).
Projects implemented in 2012 produced over 1 million kWh in annual energy savings.
Energy and Water Efficiency Program - participant in Clark Public Utilities Green Lights renewable power purchase program. The program reduces impacts on the environment, conserves resources for future generations and contributes to improved air quality.
Lighting upgrades were made to the parking structure: All of the 150 watt metal halide fixtures were replaced with T-8, high performance, fluorescent fixtures. Also, photo cells were added to the parking structure allowing lighting in certain portions to be automatically turned off when ambient daylight is sufficient to light the area. These upgrades have reduced the energy consumption by more than 50%.
Implemented energy use measurement and monitoring systems (Energy Expert, PowerLogic, sub-metering) with assistance and funding from Clark Public Utilities.
Upgraded halogen lighting in hospital conference rooms and lobby areas to LED lighting.