Riverdale, New Jersey (WiredPRNews.com) — The U.S. Navy is upholding their theme of working toward a greener, healthier future for the nation’s hospital. In fact, the Navy has partnered with green-driven vendors and organizations to support its energy and environmental initiatives. At Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), reducing energy use and waste — while lowering costs and carbon emissions — are a continuing effort that is proving to be successful.
NMCSD is working with recyclers to make find new uses for discarded materials, and keep them out of the landfills. Last year, NMCSD recycled 15 percent of its total solid waste, including paper, batteries, computer pagers, kitchen appliances, cell phones, and hospital linens. The medial center also lowered energy costs by painting building roofs white, which helps to deflect heat and keep air conditioning use down. The center even switched to hands-free faucets, helping to conserve water.
As they continue to expand their green efforts, hospitals like Naval Medical Center San Diego are also finding ways to keep those inside the center’s walls healthier by using green HVAC air filters. These types of high quality air filters keep patients and staff safe by removing harmful airborne particles from the air — keeping air quality high and the chance of infection and disease low.
In addition, green air filters decrease waste, carbon emissions, and have a lower total cost of ownership. Camfil Farr air filtration systems are built to do all of these things. Their design, using fine fiber media, provides high-efficiency, and high air quality, throughout their service life. Camfil Farr air filters are designed to reduce HVAC energy costs, too — by 25 to 50 percent — meaning less expense for the hospital and less emissions into the atmosphere. And because they last longer than the competition, Camfil Farr air filters need to be changed far less frequently, which means less waste and more cost savings.
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