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A Mayo Clinic Program Paves the Way to Become Energy Efficient

February 14, 2018 07:33 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Destination Medical Center is highlighting how a Mayo Clinic program could set an example for others trying to be energy efficient.

Seven years ago the hospital set out to reduce its energy use by 20 percent in the year 2020.

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It met that goal last year.

Mayo Clinic did it by evaluating where energy was being wasted.

It found some areas were using electricity 24/7 even though they didn't need it at night.

Brett Gorden, with Mayo Clinic, said the program could be used as a model for future DMC projects.

"Because some of those are gonna be there for a long time. So it's great to design new buildings as energy efficient as you can but you also want to go back and look at older facilities and see what you can do to make them better,” said Gorden.

Rochester has set its own goal of becoming energy efficient.

The city is aiming to rely solely on renewable energy by the year 2031. 


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