California will be home to country’s first all-electric hospital

The country’s first all-electric and solar-powered medical campus under the UCI Health umbrella should be fully open in Irvine by 2025.

The country’s first all-electric medical campus should be fully open in Irvine by 2025.

Spanning more than 800,000 square feet, and under the UCI Health umbrella, the medical campus will be powered by a central utility plant, an epicenter that will house all the equipment producing the electricity needed to power the facilities.

The 45,000-square-foot plant is all electric and solar-powered and will use state-of-the-art chillers for cooling and heating the hospital. The technology is currently in use at the UCI Medical Center in Orange.

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Source: The Mercury News

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