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Winthrop-University Hospital Receives $315,060 Rebate Check From PSEG Long Island for Energy Efficiency Initiatives In New Research & Academic Center
November 3, 2015
Winthrop-University Hospital receives a rebate check from PSEG Long Island John F. Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital (left), and Palmira Cataliotti, CPA, FHFMA, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Winthrop (center), accept a rebate check from David Daly, President and COO, PSEG Long Island, in the amount of $315,060 for electric energy conservation measures that were incorporated into Winthrop’s new Research & Academic Center at 101 Mineola Blvd. in Mineola.

Mineola, NY - When constructing its brand new, 95,000-square-foot Research & Academic Center, Winthrop-University Hospital wanted to make sure the building incorporated numerous energy conservation measures. Winthrop worked with PSEG Long Island to qualify the facility for its Commercial Efficiency Program and on November 3, David Daly, President and COO, PSEG Long Island, presented members of Winthrop’s Senior Administration with a rebate check totaling $315,060. Winthrop has received the largest PSEG Long Island Energy Efficiency rebate for hospitals in 2015.

“Winthrop-University Hospital thanks PSEG Long Island for recognizing the great planning efforts that went into the building of our new Research and Academic Center and for coming today to present this rebate check,” said John F. Collins, President & CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital. Electric energy conservation measures that were incorporated into the new Research & Academic Center include:

  • light emitting diode (LED) and high efficiency fluorescent lighting;
  • high efficiency chilled water systems;
  • variable speed controls on motors, pumps and fans;
  • increased building envelope insulation;
  • building automation controls for all systems

The estimated electric energy savings are 267 kW peak demand and 675,000 kWh annual usage, which is expected to save Winthrop approximately $120,000 per year. What’s more, Winthrop’s avoided emissions each year will be approximately 427 tons of carbon dioxide, which is the equivalent of removing 71 passenger cars off the road and saving 44,005 gallons of gas consumed.

“Hospitals that invest in energy efficiency are not only realizing the direct benefits of reduced utility costs, they are providing a healthier and more comfortable environment for their patients,” said David Daly, President and COO, PSEG Long Island. “PSEG Long Island’s energy efficiency programs are helping Winthrop-University Hospital reduce operating costs, improve their bottom line, and free up funds to invest in new technologies and improve patient care.”

Winthrop’s energy efficient and forward-thinking Research and Academic Center was designed to foster the intersection of the Hospital’s science and academic missions and encourage collaboration among researchers and clinicians. It is now home to Winthrop’s cutting-edge research programs as the Hospital tackles obesity, diabetes and other pressing public health issues head on.

The Center, which was designed by Perkins Eastman and built by Lend Lease, includes an Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology Suite; an expanded, state-of- the-art Simulation Center; classrooms for the 80 medical students who live and study on the Winthrop campus; a new Clinical Trials Center; highly sustainable design features, such as a green roof and water retention and treatment system; and a layout that encourages the use of stairs to promote exercise. A fourth floor entirely dedicated to future bench research provides wet laboratory space, laboratory support functions and an administrative area for staff conducting both basic and clinical research, with a major focus on translating findings from the lab into clinical treatments.

For more information about Winthrop’s Research and Academic Center, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit

Contact: Leanna Cherry
Assistant Director,
Public Relations
(516) 663-2234