The multi-specialty healthcare provider was recognized during the Sept. 25 Seahawks home game at CenturyLink Field.
The Portland office of McKinstry, a full-service, design-build-operate-maintain (DBOM) firm that specializes in energy and facility services, has named (TVC) its week three Seahawks Champion of Sustainability for the clinic’s longstanding commitment to energy and water conservation. TVC representatives were honored during the Sept. 25 Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field.
In partnership with the Seattle Seahawks, the annual Champions of Sustainability program recognizes organizations during each regular-season home game that exhibit a forward-looking approach to innovative energy and waste reduction in the built environment, which accounts for one-third of the world’s energy usage and more than 15 percent of carbon emissions.
“The Vancouver Clinic has long set the standard for medical care in Southwest Washington, and along the way, has raised the bar for sustainability in the built environment,” said Dean Allen, CEO of McKinstry. “We look forward to celebrating The Vancouver Clinic’s achievements as community stewards with a well-deserved tribute this Sunday.”
TVC’s 87th Avenue building at 700 Northeast 87th Avenue in Vancouver, Wash., opened to the public in 2004, making TVC the region’s top private healthcare provider. In partnership with McKinstry, TVC is finalizing energy-improvement measures at the location, including an LED lighting retrofit and implementing new scheduling and override capabilities in their building automation system. Plumbing and irrigation updates have already been implemented as part of the project.
All told, the enhancements are expected to save 1.2 million kWh of energy annually – a 26-percent reduction – while curbing natural gas consumption by 13 percent and water usage by 15 percent. The reduction in emissions is equivalent to removing 48 houses from the grid, or preventing 1.1 million pounds of greenhouse gases from being emitted.
“The Vancouver Clinic is committed to making our facilities environmentally friendly,” said TVC CEO Mark Mantei. “Environmental stewardship is part of TVC’s holistic approach to caring for our community, and we are honored to be recognized as a Champion of Sustainability.”
McKinstry has partnered with TVC since 2007 on maintaining existing facilities, building new ones and more recently, energy-improvement projects. Additional energy retrofits across TVC facilities are currently being considered for 2017.
About McKinstry’s Champions of Sustainability program
McKinstry’s Champions of Sustainability program is part of the Defend Your Turf campaign. The campaign is a four-pronged approach to sustainable water conservation, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and community involvement within CenturyLink Field and Event Center as well as in terms of its impact on the city. For further information on the Defend Your Turf campaign, please visit, www.centurylinkfield.com/defendyourturf.