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Green Initiatives at Riverside Medical Center

Going Green at Riverside Medical Center

By going green Riverside is helping take care of the planet and reduce our carbon footprint. Whatever steps we take will help make a difference today - and for future generations.

Riverside is pleased to announce the implementation of $550,000 in energy efficiency upgrades while securing over $300,000 in energy incentives from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, ComEd’s Smart Ideas for Your Business and Nicor Gas’ energy SMART initiatives.

In 2014, Riverside made an investment to decrease long-term operational costs across the health system impacting Riverside’s Senior Living, Medical Center and Oakside entities.

The lighting, steam and natural gas improvements made in seven of its clinics, the hospital, system parking lots, senior living facilities, health fitness center and health equipment store will save nearly $150,000 annually in energy costs.

The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation exists to improve energy efficiency, advance the development of renewable energy resources and protect natural areas in communities all across Illinois. In 15 years of existence, the foundation has awarded over 4,300 grants, totaling $204 million.

Current Initiatives