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{Past Event} - Greening the OR: Energy Efficiency in the OR

May 19, 2011 - 1:00 pm - May 19, 2011 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Providence St. Peter Hospital set out to improve energy efficiency in the operating room (OR) through LED lighting and HVAC controls. The hospital added two new ORs in addition to its existing nine. The new ORs can be controlled individually and have been the catalyst for multiple projects relating to energy efficiency. The project helped Providence St. Peter Hospital save energy while focusing on the thermal comfort of the clinical staff. The project payback was less than 1 year.


  • Measure energy usage
  • Outline strategies to reduce energy consumption
  • Identify energy efficient technologies specific to the OR
  • Explain the education process for OR staff


Keith Edgerton, Providence Southwest Washington Service Area
Telephone: 360-493-7059
Keith graduated from Kansas State University in 1992 with a bachelor degree in Architecture. Keith’s experience includes: 6 years working for medical architecture firms; 6 years working with a commercial general contractor with a focus on health care; and 5 years of custom home building and construction all centered on low/non toxic and sustainable architecture. As the Providence Southwest Washington Region’s sustainability coordinator, Keith’ efforts to reduce pollution and energy consumption are founded on education, advance monitoring systems and cost saving initiatives. Keith considers William McDonough and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as his sustainability influences!

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