Mercy Medical Center recently collaborated with Interstate Power and Light Company, an Alliant Energy company, to implement energy efficiencies within Mercy’s new Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. The new energy-saving technologies and techniques have contributed to the facility’s designation as a LEED certified building. LEED certification recognizes excellence in building design that creates significant and measurable energy savings through sustainable design practices.
The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center is a 100,000-square-foot, $24.6 million facility located on the Mercy campus. The building’s sustainable design includes LED or low-wattage fluorescent lighting fixtures throughout the building, enhanced rooftop and window insulation, and low-flow plumbing fixtures. These features will help the building reduce its annual energy usage by more than 186,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh), compared to a building built without the upgrades.
“Mercy is pleased to have partnered with Alliant Energy, as well as our designers and contractors, on the construction of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, and in our efforts to achieve LEED certification for the building,” said Jason Willis, Director of Facilities Management at Mercy. “LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to be good stewards of natural resources and to improve environmental quality.”
In recognition of the energy-saving technologies incorporated in the cancer center, Alliant Energy today presented Mercy Medical Center with a check for more than $47,000 through Alliant Energy’s custom rebate program.
“This building is very visible in the community, and we’re proud to be able to help showcase the benefits and appeal of using energy-efficient technology,” said Vern Gebhart, vice president, Energy Delivery at Alliant Energy.
Attached is a photo of the Nov. 12 check presentation at Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. Pictured (from left to right) is: Vern Gebhart, vice president, Energy Delivery, Alliant Energy; Tim Charles, president & CEO, Mercy Medical Center; Chad Wiltz, account manager, Alliant Energy; Dee Eadie, executive director, Hall-Perrine Cancer Center; Mike Trachta, COO, Mercy Medical Center.
About Hall-Perrine Cancer Center
The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center marks the beginning of a new chapter in Mercy Medical Center’s legacy of providing high quality cancer care for the community. The Center provides fully integrated cancer services under one roof, giving patients access to leading-edge technologies; integrated services to care for body, mind and spirit; and specialized treatment and research for the best outcomes. The Center houses the only radiation center in Cedar Rapids, Hall Radiation Center, as well as a lab and pharmacy – in one location. Conveniently connected to Mercy Medical Center, other elements required for world-class cancer care, including private inpatient suites and imaging services, are just steps away. www.hallperrinecancercenter.org
About Interstate Power
Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, provides electric service to 525,000 customers and natural gas service to 233,000 customers in more than 700 communities throughout Iowa and southern Minnesota. IPL is committed to providing the energy and exceptional service its customers and communities expect – safely, reliably, and affordably. IPL is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation. Visit alliantenergy.com or call 1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4268).