Covenant Health System

Project Name: Covenant Health System (St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital)
Location: Lewiston, ME; Bangor, ME
Issue: Typical Energy Loss (Windows, Roof Wall Joints), Lack of Attic Insulation
Solution: 474 Windows Replaced Gasket Weather Seals (8,456’), 15,368 Sq. Ft. Cellulose Insulation Installed, Implementation of Other Measures
Covenant Health System operates a network of health care facilities throughout New England. ECP was contacted to perform energy audits and develop energy savings measures at St. Joseph’s Health Care in Bangor, Maine and St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston, Maine.

The audits uncovered deficiencies related to door and window weather stripping, unsealed building joints, and non-existent attic insulation. Though the proposed work scope included common energy savings measures, the implementation was to be completed in highly sensitive areas of the two facilities.

Our project management team work in unison with department heads, facilities directors, and client project manager to ensure precise coordination throughout the construction phase. From a complete retrofit of window weather stripping throughout the nursing home department, to sealing roof wall joints throughout emergency and operating departments, and window air sealing throughout the mental health department, our crew members worked efficiently and delicately as to maintain daily normalcy for building occupants during construction.

At completion, nearly 4,500 linear feet of sealant had been applied to three hundred sixty eight window perimeters and 474 windows retrofit with 8,500 linear feet of gasket weather stripping, 15,000 square feet of blown in cellulose insulation installed floor of uninsulated attic space, 2,000 linear feet wall joints sealed, among other weather stripping and air sealing measures.

Taking on the challenge of working in such a sensitive environment, from design to close out, ECP was able to implement needed energy savings solutions for our client. From crew members and project management team to client facilities directors and department heads, developing and maintaining a strong working relationship was critical to the success of the project.