Mather Hospital Green Initiatives
Mather Hospital is committed to reducing our carbon footprint through energy saving initiatives that will also help us reduce costs and continue our role as a good neighbor in the community.
Among our initiatives:
- Mather is the first Long Island hospital to install a thermal (ice) storage system to help with cooling the hospital during warmer months. The new system, which is expected to be operational this summer, will shift a portion of the hospital’s peak electrical load from daytime to nighttime when electricity is more plentiful, less expensive and generated more efficiently, and will reduce consumption and peak demand. PSEG Long Island preapproved a rebate of approximately $1 million to Mather to help fund the system’s installation under the Commercial Efficiency Program.
- In 2011, Mather became the first Long Island hospital to tap into the sun’s energy for electrical power through a federally funded state energy grant. We built a 50 KW photovoltaic ground-mounted solar panel bank on our campus. You can see Mather's daily solar energy output here.
- High efficiency exterior and parking lot lighting fixtures and LED technology are helping Mather save energy and lessen its environmental impact. LED technology requires fewer fixtures in addition to significantly reducing power consumption.
- Interior corridor lighting consists of high efficiency lamps and ballasts. The hospital received an $8,400 rebate from LIPA for the upgrades.
- Improvements to the hospital’s central chiller plant resulted in cost savings from less power consumption.