Vanderweil says it designed the new plant as a cogeneration facility to produce steam year-round for both winter heating and summer cooling, using a steam-powered absorption chiller. The design is innovative for the healthcare industry and gives the hospital the means to save millions of dollars in energy costs, thereby helping to reduce the costs of providing patient care. The project also allows the facility to maintain full operation in the occasion of a major and prolonged utility outage such as a regional blackout, ice storm, or hurricane.
A British company which supplies goalposts and netting for professional football grounds as well as many schools, colleges and sporting institutions has won planning permission to install a wind turbine on-site. Sports equipment manufacturer Harrod UK is about to install a 48-metre high turbine at its Lowestoft site, where over 100 people are employed.