Who says you can’t go green?
Urban Health Plan, one of the best health care providers in The Bronx (ok so I might be a little biased since it’s where I go but they really are quite amazing), has installed a solar panel wall to make the already LEED Gold Certified even greener.
The solar wall was installed along the side of the building and is expected to produce about 10% of Urban Health Plan’s Simpson Pavillion’s energy needs.
Plus, it will save UHP approximately $230,000 over the course of 25 years. That’s $9,200 that it can redirect to many of the wellness programs offered there.
Solar Reviews wrote: “We’re a progressive organization, so everything we do—from providing care, to employing people to our energy efficiency efforts—we do the best we can,” said Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, president and CEO of Urban Health Plan. “Adding this distinctive solar system not only helps our environment; it saves money that we can put back into services for our community.”
Not to shabby for The Bronx but it shouldn’t be a surprise as we’re home to the only LEED Certified Neighborhood.