July 10, 2013
The Dayton VAMC has received a $15,000 rebate check from Dayton Power and Light (DP&L). The rebate check was awarded for the energy efficient Trane Air Cooled Chiller that was installed in the Dayton VAMC's Patient Tower, Building 330.
The Air Cooled Chiller drastically decreases energy usage throughout the cooler months of the year. The Chiller is meant to act as a supplemental air condition unit on sporadic warm days that occur between fall and spring. It is a cheaper alternative to using more powerful air condition units that are less energy efficient in those conditions.
DP&L awards rebates to large facilities that take initiative in being energy efficient. This rebate is one of four that DP&L has awarded to the Dayton VAMC. Previous upgrades to the Dayton VAMC's facilities that resulted in rebate checks from DP&L include; energy-efficient lighting in the Patient Tower, Air Handling Units in Buildings 315 and 143, and Variable Frequency Drives in Building 315. Combined, the Dayton VAMC has received over $32,000 in rebate checks from DP&L. In addition to the rebate check, the Dayton VAMC has decreased energy cost.
The Dayton VAMC understands the importance of using tax payer dollars wisely. This is why the Dayton VAMC makes such a strong effort to operate as efficiently as possible. This includes decreasing operational expenses by using the most energy efficient technology available.