Service and Product Provider Success Story
Service and Product Provider Partner
Emerging Technologies Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 600691, San Diego, CA92160
Business: Energy Management Services/Consulting
Contact: Lee Stevens, Vice President
Phone: 805-448-4200
Email: Lees.eta@gmail.com
                  Sharp Grossmont Hospital
                  5555 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
                  Business: Hospital
                  Contact: Robert Lee Guthrie, Plant Engineering
                  Manager & CEM
                  Email:  Robert.Guthrie@sharp.com
Sharp Grossmont Hospital, in partnership with Emerging Technologies Associates, Inc., achieves a 9%
reduction in energy use intensity.

Project Scope
Emerging Technologies Associates, Inc. (ETA) worked with Sharp Healthcare System to implement energy-
reduction initiatives at four acute care clinics, three specialty hospitals, and medical clinics located throughout
San Diego County, CA. Sharp began tracking energy at each facility using EPA's Portfolio Manager, and
adopted the seven-step Guidelines for Energy Management. By benchmarking energy use and following a
strategic energy management approach, ETA helped all facilities reduce energy use. One facility, the Sharp
Grossmont Hospital, stands out for exceptional energy reductions and a dedicated energy management team.

Project Summary
In August 2009, ETA worked with Sharp Grossmont's engineering and facilities management teams to create an
energy management plan, beginning with benchmarking energy use in order to establish a baseline, setting
energy reduction goals, and tracking improvements. Tools such as the Facility Energy Assessment Matrix were
used to help evaluate effectiveness of Sharp Grossmont's energy management program, and recommend
measures to further strengthen initiatives. ETA helped Sharp Grossmont communicate to employees about their
energy program and ENERGY STAR partnership through newsletters and launch of an employee education
campaign on no- and  low-cost energy saving measures.

      Energy Savings
       Sharp Grossmont reduced  its energy consumption by 9% between July 2008 and July 2010, which
       translates to a reduction of 106.7 kBtu/square foot.
       Sharp Grossmont invested over $2 million in energy-related projects such as three centrifugal chiller
       replacements, installation of Hartman LOOP chiller system optimization technology,  HVAC control
       system upgrades, lighting retrofits, water efficient landscaping, and water pipe insulation repairs.
      Financial Return
       The average simple payback for energy-related projects implemented was 1.5 years.
      Other Benefits
       Projects have improved the temperature control system, minimized moisture intrusion, and increased
       patient and staff comfort. Sharp Grossmont  is now running pumps and other rotating machinery more
       efficiently, resulting in longer times between maintenance cycles and less wear and tear on equipment.

Monitoring & Verifying Energy Savings
ETA works with Sharp Grossmont's energy team to  review the ENERGY STAR score and energy use intensity
of Sharp Grossmont each month, tracking improvements as the hospital implements new measures.

Distinguishing Value
ETA helped  Sharp Grossmont to leverage ENERGY STAR resources, specifically Portfolio Manager, the
Guidelines for Energy Management, and the library of communications materials. These resources helped
Sharp Grossmont and Sharp Healthcare System to  be successful in reducing energy, and can be used by other
hospitals to reduce energy use and offset a building's environmental impact.
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