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GLRPPR Sector Resource: 2011 Case Study: Mercy Regional Health Center

2011 Case Study: Mercy Regional Health Center

Stephanie Lamb's internship consisted of energy efficiency, water conservation, and solid-waste reduction projects. These included boiler efficiency improvements, lighting retrofit and economic analysis for T8 linear fluorescent lamps throughout MRHC and metal halide lamps in the parking lot, restricting water flow on hand-washing sinks, water conservation kits for sterilizers, replacement sterilizers, blue wrap donation, and reusable to-go containers. This was the first time MRHC had participated in the Kansas State University intern program. The recommended solutions would save between 5,380,908 and 6,515,328 gallons of water, 591,546 kWh of electricity and 9,283.4 tons of solid waste, which is estimated to be between $79,245 and $85,509 in annual cost savings for MRHC.


Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute P2 Intern Program

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
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