First Hill’s Harborview is installing the largest solar array of any hospital in the state with help from City of Seattle and federal grants.
“Harborview is committed to sustainability in our operations,” Pam Jorgensen, assistant the hospital’s administrator of facilities and engineering said in the announcement of the project. “This solar project will help us meet our carbon reduction goals, create redundant power for the West Hospital in case of an emergency, and demonstrate the feasibility of solar power on healthcare facilities.”
McKinstry is the design-build firm on the project.
Grants from City Light’s Green Up program and the Department of Commerce are helping to fund the project:
Seattle City Light’s Green Up program, which provides funding for local renewable energy programs and projects, awarded Harborview $50,000. The Department of Commerce’s Energy Efficiency Grant Program helps state and local agencies pay for energy efficiency upgrades and solar installations, and awarded Harborview an additional $47,000.
Other Green Up recipients include Capitol Hill Housing and Seattle Central: Continue reading