UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
1200 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Small changes are being made throughout our hospitals to reduce our carbon footprint. New appliances are energy-efficient and lights and air systems are undergoing changes as well.
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines recently received a grant from the Iowa Office of Energy Independence for the installation of more energy efficient equipment for plan operations. This grant will aid in energy savings by replacing two boilers at Iowa Lutheran Hospital as well as a chiller at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. These projects are part of a comprehensive five-year energy reduction plan we are developing with engineering firm Energy Services Group (ESG). These first projects will save more than $86,000 per year, and the plan as a whole is expected to reduce our energy use by 30-35 percent. We will continue to implement our energy reduction efforts in future building projects.