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December 2014

Yco Facial Plastic Surgery... Creating beauty one face at a time
Friday, December 26, 2014

November 2014

North Coast Health Center Congratulates 14 Physicians on This Year's "Top Doctors" List
Friday, November 21, 2014

Skin disorders No. 1 reason for doctor's visits in America
Friday, November 14, 2014

October 2014

Pharmacies play a large role in patient compliance
Friday, October 3, 2014

September 2014

The new plastic surgery
Friday, September 5, 2014

August 2014

Renowned fertility specialist helps growing families have healthy babies
Friday, August 8, 2014

New Physician Spotlight: Stephen Dent, M.D.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

July 2014

Local dentist gives patients plenty to smile about
Friday, July 4, 2014

June 2014

Don't Let Allergies Stifle Summer Fun
Friday, June 6, 2014

May 2014

Health Care System Often Overlooks Patient Needs
Friday, May 16, 2014

April 2014

Get treated like family at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
Friday, April 4, 2014

March 2014

What you should know about your child's teeth
Friday, March 7, 2014

February 2014

New Cafe 477 Gets Green Light from Encinitas Planning Commission
Monday, February 17, 2014

El Camino Pediatrics raises the standards
Friday, February 7, 2014

New Physician Spotlight: Zuhre Tutuncu, M.D., Rheumatologist, Scripps Coastal Medical Center
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Be Smart About Heart Health
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

January 2014

The game changers: A new frontier for cataract surgery
Friday, January 3, 2014

December 2013

Family Medicine at its Best
Friday, December 6, 2013

November 2013

New Physician Spotlight: Christine Clotfelter, D.O., North Coast Family Medical Group
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Physician Spotlight: Lisa Stirling, M.D., Comprehensive Dermatology Group
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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Local Dignitaries Celebrate the Completion of Encinitas" Largest Commercial Solar Installation

Friday, January 27, 2017

North Coast Health Center and Local Dignitaries Celebrate the Completion of Encinitas’ Largest Commercial Solar Installation

 

Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Encinitas City Council members, Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, CA Senator Bates office, and Congressman Darrell Issa’s office among those in attendance at the health center’s ribbon cutting ceremony

 

Encinitas, Calif.–January 27, 2017—Encinitas community leaders, local physicians, and local dignitaries came together this week to celebrate the largest commercial solar installation in all of Encinitas.  North Coast Health Center’s 265 kilowatt (kW) roof-top installation is now operational, providing more than 452,000 kilowatt hours of energy annually to the facility. The installation is the largest commercial solar installation in great Encinitas, and provides over 75% percent of the facility’s common energy needs - saving North Coast Health Center $3.5 million in energy costs over the life of the system.

 

To signify the solar installation’s impact on the local community, North Coast Health Center and the City of Encinitas Chamber of Commerce celebrated the achievement with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the health center on Wednesday. Many community leaders – including newly elected Mayor Catherine Blakespear who has expressed interest and support for environmentally-friendly initiatives in Encinitas – were in attendance for the ribbon cutting. 

 

During the ceremony, representatives from Congressman Darrell Issa’s office and State Senator Patricia Bates’ office also presented Greg Petree, President of AmeriCare Medical Properties who owns North Coast Health Center, with awards of recognition and appreciation.

 

North Coast Health Center, located at 477 N El Camino Real, is the largest outpatient health center in North County San Diego and is well recognized by locals with its red brick exteriors. It is owned and operated by AmeriCare Medical Properties and is home to a variety of health care providers including, Scripps Coastal Medical Group, Imaging Healthcare Specialists, UC San Diego, and The Center for Surgery of Encinitas.

 

Many of the physicians who practice at North Coast Health Center were also in attendance as a show of support for the health center’s commitment to the environment.

 

"It's nice to be in progressive complex not only with top tier physicians but also in one that prioritizes sustainable energy,” stated Srinivas S. Iyengar M.D., Cosmetic Eyelid Surgeon.

 

"Healing the human body should be in sync with healing our environment, so we are excited to see NCHC be a leader in providing green energy for medical care," stated Arash Mozayan, M.D., Vitreoretinal Surgeon.

 

The solar installation is just one part of AmeriCare’s $1 million investment in environmentally-friendly and energy efficient improvements. Other upgrades that have taken place over the year include: Reflective cool roofs, LED building & tenant light replacement, LED parking lot light upgrade, Variable Frequency Drives in our cooling yards, and Campus-wide modern window tinting.

 

Based on EPA estimates, this new 265 kW system will offset the environmental equivalent of removing 36,000 gallons of gasoline consumed annually or 338,000 lbs. of coal burned annually.

 

As the largest roof-top solar projects for a business in the Encinitas area, North Coast is leading the way for renewable energy adoption by other local businesses. “We are beginning to work in partnership with the City of Encinitas in an effort to further espouse the numerous advantages of installing solar to other local commercial property owners,” said Petree. “Less than one percent of commercial buildings in Encinitas currently have solar generating capacity installed. Our hope is that this recently completed project will encourage other commercial owners to follow suit.”