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Weeks Medical Center

Integration of Biomass Plant Leads to Significant Energy Cost Savings

Project Overview

Based on a master plan and feasibility analysis by Yeaton, Weeks Medical Center elected to move forward with the construction of a new woodchip biomass plant to complement the hospital’s existing oil fired plant as well as a power plant inclusive of a new utility power en¬trance, backed up by two (2) 500 KW generators to address normal, life-safety, and critical equipment needs.

Facility Size

90,000 Square Feet


Yeaton Services

Weeks Medical Center engaged Yeaton Associates, Inc. to develop a mechanical, electrical and plumbing facility master plan that included existing HVAC systems definition, infrastructure capability analysis, and recommendations for improved electrical service and energy-saving upgrades. As part of the master planning effort and infrastructure capacity analysis, Yeaton conducted a feasibility study that ultimately supported a new power plant as well as the installation of a new biomass central boiler plant to complement the hospital’s existing oil fired plant.