Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont was spending more than $900 per day in electricity costs at its Berlin headquarters. But with strategic energy upgrades, the company is now spending less than $500 per day—representing a 40% reduction.
Since 2008, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont has saved energy by:
- Replacing old heat pumps with newer, more efficient models—saving $32,500 each year; the upgrade cut maintenance costs and increased the comfort of employees
- Upgrading interior lighting to soften light levels and improve light distribution
- Improving exterior lighting to increase safety and security
- Air-sealing and upgrading ventilation and air conditioning systems within its data center to improve temperature consistency and prevent premature equipment failure
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont received ENERGY STAR® certification for its efforts at its Berlin offices. The facility performs in the top 25% among similar facilities nationwide, and meets strict energy efficiency performance standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.