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Case Study | March 6, 2024 UPMC Mercy Hospital

The Challenge

Upgrade a level 1 trauma center’s aging system to provide a more resilient, reliable, and efficient system that supports their needs today and allows for increased capacity well into the future.

The Solution

Develop, finance, construct, own, and operate the UPMC Mercy central utility plant that provides 100% of the cooling, heating, and back-up power needs to their 404-bed healthcare campus.

Interconnect the UPMC Mercy system with Duquesne University’s system (also owned and operated by Cordia) to achieve maximum reliability and efficiency.

The Result

Through a 20-year energy services agreement (ESA) and following a 2-year design and build phase, UPMC Mercy has an always-on system, which produces:

150,000 pounds of steam per hour

3x the cooling power than before

7.5 MW of emergency power

Through Cordia’s system acquisition and management, UPMC can worry less about energy distribution and capital shortages and focus more on the community they serve.

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