• By Deborah Balzer

Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 4/24/15

April 24, 2015

In today's Mayo Clinic News Network Headline with Vivien Williams:

  • A recent study shows that men and women who keep regular late night hours are at a higher risk of developing health issues than those who go to bed early. Mayo Clinic sleep medicine expert Peter Gay, M.D., says an average of 7 hours of sleep a night is important for good health.

Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. [TRT 1:03] Click here for the script.

Congratulations to all Facilities Engineering & Operations staff who worked hard to accomplish goal! Job well done!

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great job guys. Couldn't have been easy to reduce cooling costs down there on the surface of the sun.

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Anyway to add solar into saving energy for Arizona where the sun is plentiful?

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@sullivanc

Anyway to add solar into saving energy for Arizona where the sun is plentiful?

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Mayo Clinic Arizona has dones RFP for solar installation over a year ago. The cost of the solar power is over 2 times vs the cost we are charged from APS as a high use commercial customer. As a high use commercial user Mayo pays a demand change plus electricity cost that is a 1/3 of residential rates.

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@sullivanc

Anyway to add solar into saving energy for Arizona where the sun is plentiful?

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Great job, MC AZ Facilities team, for achieving the Energy Star certification! Also nice to hear that you looked at solar. Was the energy cost comparison using levelized cost of energy over 20 years?

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@sullivanc

Anyway to add solar into saving energy for Arizona where the sun is plentiful?

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Yes, It was the cost per KWH over a 20 year power purchase agreement.

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great job. I've seen tons of room for improvement. Particulary in the night time with areas with light when nobody is around. Maybe adding motion sensors to some areas? Also ASU has installed solar pannels in the parking lot roofs. Great idea to imitate?

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