Sherman Hospital Receives Award for Geothermal Lake Project

February 18, 2009

8-24-08-digital-file1-145Sherman Health’s new hospital under construction on Randall Road is the first Illinois hospital to select a therapeutic and “green” energy source to heat and cool it’s facility.

Sherman Hospital recently received a $956,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its geothermal lake project at the new Sherman Hospital campus in Elgin. DOE supports organizations, like Sherman, who promote America’s energy security through reliable, clean, and affordable energy.

“Sherman Health is honored to receive this award from the U.S. Department of Energy,” said Rick Floyd, President and CEO, Sherman Health. “Our lake is environmentally sound and we look forward to supporting green energy initiatives in our community and throughout the country.”

Sherman Hospital’s 15-acre geothermal lake is the only geothermal lake in Illinois and one of only two lakes currently cooling and heating medical centers in the U.S. The lake will be the main energy source for the new Sherman Hospital, and will provide heating and cooling to facility. In addition to saving an estimated $1 million per year in energy costs, the lake is safe and the energy produced is a renewable resource that does not create greenhouse gases or pollution.

To learn more about Sherman’s new hospital and it’s geothermal lake technology read more here.

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One Response to “Sherman Hospital Receives Award for Geothermal Lake Project”

  1. Janice said

    Wow this is truly amazing that Sherman Hospital is doing this! An average savings of $1,000,0000 a year is outstanding! I’m glad to see they received a reward for this. And I’m so proud to say that I live in Elgin and that I am a part of this community that is striving to make our environment a better place. Kudos to Sherman, keep up the good work and I can’t wait to see the completed hospital!

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