Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital Energy Plant

Improving plant efficiency and cost savings

HGA conducted a detailed campus energy analysis to determine existing plant steam production, established the Owners Project Requirement (OPR), and developed Set Log goals to design and implement the energy infrastructure upgrades.

The energy plant consists of three boilers operating at 125 psig and 353°F and one boiler operating at 600 psig and 740°F. Steam generated from the boilers power a steam turbine generator that produces a maximum of 850 MW to generate electricity distributed to the grid.

The energy plant serving a 3.3 million square-foot campus improves plant efficiency by five percent, reduces emissions by seven percent, and saves approximately $600,000 in annual energy costs.


Hines, Illinois

Building Type

Central Utility Plant


20,000 SF

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