Urban Health Plan Selects American Made Independence LED Lighting for its New Diagnostic and Treatment Center

LED lights help community health center set new benchmark for energy savings, plus LEED GOLD Target

June 28th, 2012 – NYC – When Urban Health Plan (UHP) began construction on a 54,000 square foot addition to its main site at 1065 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY, it wanted to ensure that the building was energy efficient . To do so, it purchased a comprehensive range of LED products totaling $350,000, from Wayne, PA based LED Manufacturer Independence LED. These LED products use half as much wattage as a typical fluorescent tube.

This LED initiative is in line with a key aspect of our Vision to ‘focus on incorporating state of the art technology’. It also aligns well with one of our seven core Values ‘Innovation’ to take a transformational approach to healthcare. Running an energy-efficient facility is a primary concern for Urban Health Plan; it is consistent with all of UHP’s cost-savings initiatives.” Paloma Hernandez – President & CEO, UHP

“We applaud the leadership of UHP and the Development Support Team. We see this work as a model for other medical centers, hospitals and clinics that often have much of their facility illuminated 24/7.” Charlie Szoradi – Chairman & CEO, Independence LED

“In working with UHP, we identified longevity and efficiency considerations and recommended Independence LED because of the advanced thermal management on their products, their market traction and reputation, and the U.S. Made Quality Assurance.” Kris Shaw – CEO, Crescent Energy

Development Support Team:

Architects: Fletcher Thompson – http://www.fletcherthompson.com/
Mechanical Engineer: Mottola Rini Engineers P.C. – http://www.mottolarini.com
Project Managers: Management Consulting & Controls Group – http://www.mccgusa.com/
Energy Advisors & Specifiers: Crescent Energy – http://www.crescentenergy.com/

Urban Health Plan www.urbanhealthplan.org

Urban Health Plan (UHP) is a network of federally qualified community health centers based in the South Bronx and Queens. Its mission is to improve the health status of underserved communities. In 2011, UHP served nearly 48,000 patients through almost 248,000 patient visits at five clinic sites, five school-based clinics, and four part-time sites. It has served the Hunts Point, Mott Haven, Morrisania and other surrounding communities of the Bronx since 1974.

Independence LEDwww.independenceled.com

A U.S. Manufacturer of high-efficiency linear LED lighting. Since moving its manufacturing from China to Boyertown, PA, Independence LED has experienced over 300% growth in sales. Customers range from industrial distribution centers to Fortune 100 companies and from independent business owners to national retail and service chains.