Ribbon Cutting: North Coast Health Center

Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings

477 N. El Camino Real
(The Red Brick Buildings)
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NORTH COAST HEALTH CENTER’S 265 KILOWATT (KW) ROOF-TOP INSTALLATION IS NOW OPERATIONAL, PROVIDING MORE THAN 452,000 KILOWATT HOURS OF ENERGY ANNUALLY TO THE FACILITY.

THE INSTALLATION IS THE LARGEST COMMERCIAL SOLAR INSTALLATION IN GREAT ENCINITAS, AND PROVIDES OVER 75% PERCENT OF THE FACILITY’S COMMON ENERGY NEEDS – SAVING NORTH COAST HEALTH CENTER $3.5 MILLION IN ENERGY COSTS OVER THE LIFE OF THE SYSTEM.

NORTH COAST HEALTH CENTER IS THE LARGEST OUTPATIENT HEALTH CENTER IN NORTH COUNTY      SAN DIEGO AND IS WELL RECOGNIZED BY LOCALS WITH ITS RED BRICK EXTERIORS. IT IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY AMERICARE MEDICAL PROPERTIES AND IS HOME TO A VARIETY OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS INCLUDING, SCRIPPS COASTAL MEDICAL GROUP, IMAGING HEALTHCARE SPECIALISTS,           UC SAN DIEGO, AND THE CENTER FOR SURGERY OF ENCINITAS.

“WE’VE SEEN ENERGY COSTS CONTINUE TO RISE FASTER THAN GENERAL INFLATION,” SAID GREG PETREE, PRESIDENT OF AMERICARE MEDICAL PROPERTIES. “AS A LONG-TIME OPERATOR OF MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDINGS, WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BETTER MANAGE EXPENSES. WITH MORE THAN 260 DAYS OF SUN IN ENCINITAS AND OUR 10,000 SQUARE FEET OF ROOF SPACE, THE DECISION TO GO SOLAR MADE STRONG ECONOMIC SENSE.”

THE SOLAR INSTALLATION IS JUST ONE PART OF AMERICARE’S $1 MILLION INVESTMENT IN ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY AND ENERGY EFFICIENT IMPROVEMENTS. OTHER UPGRADES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE OVER THE YEAR INCLUDE:

* REFLECTIVE COOL ROOFS
* LED BUILDING & TENANT LIGHT REPLACEMENT
* LED PARKING LOT LIGHT UPGRADE
* VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES IN COOLING YARDS
* CAMPUS-WIDE MODERN WINDOW TINTING