Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Awarded For Reducing Carbon Footprint

The country’s fourth largest publicly owned hospital was recently recognized for its work in carbon footprint reduction. 

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center was presented with an Environmental Leadership Award in the Reducing Carbon Footprint category from CIANJ/COMMERCE Magazine

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO Deborah Visconi said the hospital is always striving to “improve our infrastructure” and institute changes to become “more sustainable and eco-friendlier.”

A ceremony was held at The Highlawn, following review from a panel of independent judges who evaluated several nominations in each category.

“Achievements like this cannot happen without the support and collaboration of the County of Bergen and the Bergen County Improvement Authority, and the excellent work of our facilities team who make enhancements to the campus daily,” Visconi added.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center was noted for its work on a carbon abatement project, which was put towards upgrading Building 11’s air handling system. Building 11 houses long term care and acute residents, as well as ICU and CCU patients. 

With the support of the County of Bergen and Bergen County Improvement Authority, as well as in partnership with PSEG, the facilities team at Bergen New Bridge was able to install four energy efficient motors to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality.

“I want to congratulate all our winners for the important work that they do. CIANJ would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the part these companies play in keeping New Jersey a safe, beautiful, and clean place to live, work, and conduct business,” said CIANJ President Anthony Russo

“We look forward to hosting this awards ceremony every year to honor our members who are making a real environmental difference,” Russo added.

Daniel Neshan is currently a senior, majoring in Digital Media at Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro, NJ. He is a student writer for Meadowlands Media, who plans to pursue his passion for journalism and broadcast media in college.