Efficiency Vermont recently recognized NMC’s Director of Facilities Tyson Moulton as the statewide Energy Champion at a recent Best Practices Exchange conference held in Killington.
Moulton was recognized for leading numerous energy projects that demonstrate a commitment to energy management and sustainability at Northwestern Medical Center. Under his leadership, NMC has achieved $60,000 in annual energy savings.
Tyson demonstrates his leadership and commitment to energy management and sustainability at NMC and across the healthcare industry in Vermont. He is an active participant and co-presenter at Efficiency Vermont’s Continuous Energy Improvement Cohort for Hospitals; he hosted an Energy Kaizen event in November 2018 which identified approximately 100 energy efficiency measures to be incorporated in future planning. Over the last two years, Tyson has led projects in Air Handling Unit optimization, retro-commissioning, LED lighting, new construction, and chiller upgrades that will result in annual savings of more than $60,000. Future upgrades are planned for the Emergency Department, kitchen ventilation, data/IT center cooling, boiler plant and HVAC optimization.
Sustainability is something Moulton has always been interested in, having earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Ecological Design. It’s also a benefit to the hospital. Energy efficiency is especially appealing to him because it has a doubled layer of impact. “I get to exercise your environmental stewardship and my financial stewardship at the same time,” he said.
The Best Practices conference hosted large facility managers from organizations around the state, including ski areas, hospitals, manufacturers, and colleges, who participated in a range of workshops on the latest technologies and practices available to help them better manage their energy use to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Other organizations earning honors included Rutland Regional Medical Center, Ben & Jerry’s, Shaw’s Supermarkets, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Long Falls Paperboard, and DuBois & King.