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Ridgeview Medical Center Implements SUPER(TM) Energy Efficiency Program

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 General News J E 4
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ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 10 NewMech Facility Solutions,Inc., a CorVal Group Company, has completed a $260,000 energy efficiencyagreement for Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia, MN, utilizing the SustainableUtility Partnership for Energy Reduction (SUPER) program. This projectutilized various financial incentives offered by Xcel Energy and CenterPointEnergy. Ridgeview was the first Minnesota hospital to utilize the MinnesotaDepartment of Commerce Energy Investment Loan Program. This program uses theState Energy Fund for up to a 50% participation in a loan or lease from aprivate lender or other financing source.

The project included energy-saving electrical, mechanical and energymanagement improvements at the hospital and two clinic locations. Ridgeviewand NewMech Facility Solutions jointly developed the SUPER concept andleadership for the project.

Ridgeview and 127 other hospitals, health systems and health careorganizations were honored at Hospitals for a Healthy Environment's (H2E)annual meeting for their achievements in reducing waste, & energyconservation, & improving environmental performance. Ridgeview was one ofeight health care organizations to receive the Environmental Leadership Award.

The H2E Environmental Leadership Award is the highest award given tohealth care for outstanding environmental performance. Recipients aredistinguished by pioneering efforts to reduce the health care industry'senvironmental impact. Ridgeview Medical Center is Minnesota's first healthcare facility to be part of H2E's Top Environmental Leadership Circle.

Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, regional health care networkserving the west metro area. Its network includes the Waconia-based acute carehospital, a multitude of primary and specialty care clinics, emergencyservices and specialty programs. For more information on Ridgeview MedicalCenter and its clinics, visit http://www.ridgeviewmedical.org.

NewMech Facility Solutions, a CorVal Group company, focuses on deliveringcreative, practical and environmentally sound facility solutions by partneringwith our customers, their utility providers and other specialty partners. Ourefforts deliver improved facility and energy performance, while improving theenvironment and our customers' bottom line. For more information on NewMechFacility Solutions, visit http://www.nmfsolutions.com.

SOURCE NewMech Facility Solutions, Inc.
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