Zambarano Memorial Hospital

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Project Background

SitelogIQ helped its partner to develop a project for Rhode Island’s Energy Performance Contracting Program. We developed the project’s design/build team and completed the necessary preliminary design and economic analysis. SitelogIQ was a key partner on the design and installation of Phase 1 and then solely responsible for the design/build of the Phase 2 chiller and related system installation.

Project Solutions

Located in the far northwest corner of RI, Zambarano Memorial Hospital was faced with providing a high-quality living environment for its patients with severely limited capital resources for infrastructure. This includes the utility systems that keep Zambarano Memorial Hospital operational.

The Hospital has no access to natural gas distribution which limits the facility’s options to heat and cool the campus. SitelogIQ assessed the ESCO’s energy conservation and facility improvement measures, including a biomass project that would reduce operating costs while eliminating its dependence on electricity and oil, and reducing harmful emissions. Other measures included a web-based energy management system, and HVAC upgrades.

SitelogIQ was a key partner on the design and installation of the new biomass-based central heating plant. Outfitted with high efficiency burners, the old oil boilers were converted from #6 to #2 oil. Also, for the first time in its 100-year history, the main building would have central cooling from a central steam absorption chiller fed by the central steam plant and new 2-pipe heating and cooling system.

This project was implemented in a working hospital for long-term care patients. We worked around the schedule of the hospital and created specific steps in the installation process to ensure minimal impact to the staff and patients.  We continue to provide training support.

Services Provided

  • Energy Audit Development & Analysis
  • Conceptual Design
  • Energy Trending
  • Energy Modeling
  • Construction Oversight
  • Conservation Services

Measures

  • Biomass Boiler
  • Absorption Steam Chiller
  • #6 To #2 Oil Boiler Conversion
  • Lighting Upgrade
  • Lighting Controls
  • Energy Management System
  • Steam Distribution Upgrades