In the eyes of company president Bob Panora, Tecogen demonstrated that it can supply technology “with three significant benefits” for the hospital.
“First, we can substantially increase their energy efficiency, which will allow them to reduce their energy costs,” said Panora. “Second, our systems will be easy to permit, since emissions fall well below even the strictest levels in the Los Angeles area. And third, our systems will cut CO2 emissions nearly in half, compared with what would be produced by generating a comparable amount of energy conventionally.”
“Working with Tecogen is a win-win,” said Seth Ellis, vice president and chief operating officer for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. “Our organization, which was founded more than 80 years ago, has always worked hard to be a good neighbor and corporate citizen. We are very pleased to implement this technology that will not only prove cost efficient, but will do something good for the environment, as well.”
According to Tecogen, the technology is exceptionally clean and non-polluting. It said its state-of-the-art emissions controls have allowed Tecogen to meet even the most stringent air quality requirements in the U.S., including the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) standards established by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in California.
The Motion Picture & Tele-vision Fund Hospital was created exclusively to serve the needs of entertainment industry professionals and their families. The facility’s services include hospital care, surgical services, diagnostic services, and respiratory care.
The hospital is part of The Motion Picture & Television Fund, a comprehensive service organization that operates five outpatient health centers throughout the greater Los Angeles area, as well as a fully licensed, 256-bed acute-care hospital; a children’s center; a retirement community; health plans; and more.
Publication date: 09/30/2002