Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, NY, is a 235-bed, 12-building facility with over 2,000 employees, situated on a beautiful 69-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River. As a part of the Northwell Health network, they have partnered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish environmentally responsible programs and business practices at its facilities. Following CEO Michael J. Dowling’s signing the partnership with EPA, the operations team at Phelps Memorial Hospital has led various initiatives to lower the hospital’s carbon footprint. They reached out to RGBS, a Distech Controls authorized Systems Integrator and Energy Management company in New York to do campus-wide improvements on the HVAC system.
Why Distech Controls Technology?
The chiller and boiler plant controls were found to be unresponsive to the building management system and were operating manually. They were replaced and upgraded with Distech Controls’ ECLYPSE IP Central Plant Controllers embedded with optimization software that operates the plants based on demand.
Chilled and hot water pumps were equipped with VFD’s that help modulate pump speeds based on load demands. They were always running full capacity having to bypass the excess chilled or hot water leading to energy wastage.
Existing controls server and front-end were replaced with Distech Controls’ EC-Net building management solution. Its intelligent point trending capabilities at the controller level give the operator a microscopic view of the workings of the plant.
Many of the AHU’s and VAV boxes were found running on manual settings due to faulty controllers and field devices. They were upgraded with Distech Controls’ ECLYPSE Controllers with embedded analytics.
Using the Niagara 4 open framework, RGBS was able to integrate disparate HVAC systems campus-wide onto a single user interface to give a new level of visibility and control to the facilities management team at Phelps Memorial Hospital.
Phelps Memorial Hospital is on track with its commitment to EPA to reduce its carbon footprint. They will benefit from savings of $58,500 on their utility costs this year and consume 325,000 kWh less of energy with this upgrade. As more data flows into the new system, it works with occupancy and environment conditions so that it can take better-operating decisions and improve the savings over time. The future looks bright at Phelps Memorial Hospital.
Distech Controls Solutions Installed:
- Distech Controls’ ECLYPSE Controllers
- Distech Controls’ EC-Net building management solution
RGBS, a Distech Controls’ authorized Systems Integrator, and Energy Management