Monday, December 20, 2010

New Hospital Draws National Attention


Princeton Landing's new neighbor, the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, is attracting national attention. McClatchy Newspapers recently published a story about the innovative energy-efficient design of the new hospital, which is under construction on Route 1 south of our community. McClatchy is the third largest newspaper company in the US, publishing 30 newspapers in cities across the country.

The new UMCPP will generate electricity using its own natural gas power plant. Heat generated as a byproduct will make steam to heat and cool the facility and sterilize hospital equipment. This "co-generation" of electricity and steam is part of a broader design strategy intended to make the new facility a national model for sustainability, environmental responsibility and energy efficiency.

The McClatchy Newspapers story was written by correspondent Renee Schoof. It is one of several news media reports on the new UMCPP, including stories in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.