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Mount Carmel Earns Energy Star Certification

June 06, 2011

Northeast Washington hospital uses 35 percent less energy, emits 35 percent less carbon dioxide than average buildings

Colville, WA — Providence Mount Carmel Hospital has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Certification, thanks in large part to a recent building modernization project.

Commercial buildings receiving this efficiency status help conserve natural resources and reduce the amount of carbon pollution and other emissions in the air we breathe, according to EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Through their partnership with Energy Star, metropolitan areas across the U.S. are saving a combined $1.9 billion in energy costs every year while developing new ways to shrink energy bills and keep our air clean."

To earn the Energy Star, a facility must perform in the top 25 percent nationwide compared to similar buildings, and be independently verified by a licensed professional engineer or registered architect each year. Energy Star certified buildings use 35 percent less energy and emit 35 percent less carbon dioxide than average buildings. Fourteen types of commercial buildings can earn the Energy Star, including office buildings, K-12 schools, and retail stores.

“Providence Mount Carmel Hospital is proud to have earned the Energy Star Certification,” said Bob Campbell, Chief Executive of Providence Health Care Stevens County. “Our communities played a very important role by giving generously to our ‘Building for the Future’ campaign, which assisted greatly in building our new state of the art, energy efficient hospital.”