Energy and Power

Penn. healthcare facility installs tri-generation energy center

Lancaster General Hospital invested $28 million in energy upgrades


Tesla helps Puerto Rico hospital retain power

Company donates photovoltaic system


How hospitals use energy

Energy efficiency and patient satisfaction intersect in healthcare facilities


Canadian healthcare energy costs down, but spending is up

Government hospital funding is up by 59 percent


Penn State healthcare facility CHP plant expected to save $2.5 million a year

The plant is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 44,000 tons per year


Curtailing facility water usage can aid sustainability efforts

Florida Blue put its corporate social responsibility pledge into practice five years ago by setting ambitious goals to reduce water and energy use and increase recycling


Boosting energy efficiency with building envelope retrofit

Other benefits include improved appearance and uninterrupted workflow


Seattle healthcare facility installing large solar array

Harborview Medical Center's installation will be the largest system of its kind on a Washington hospital


Alignment, analytics and aggregation can boost energy savings

Energy supply management should keep pace with operational changes


Maximizing cooling tower technology for HVAC, power and industrial applications

New technology advancements provide up to 50 percent more cooling capacity, greater energy and installation savings, fewer components and easier maintenance*


White paper on energy savings available

'Energy savings — Realistic Expectations' downloadable from Medical Construction & Design website


'Three-bucket' sustainability

The easiest way to accomplish sustainability goals is to take it a step at a time


Healthcare facilities can generate energy savings with GPOs

Group purchasing organizations help health systems lock in prices


Growing hospital energy costs can be managed

Low-hanging fruit includes turning off or reducing power to electronic equipment that is not being used


LEDs can help healthcare facility become more energy efficient

Investing in energy efficiency can help to free up funds to meet the changing demands in healthcare


Healthcare facilities energy efficiency challenge

Healthcare facilities must cope with the challenges of energy management in a mission-critical environment


Ontario plans to reinvest energy savings into patient care

The province is investing $64 million this year in the Hospital Energy Efficiency Program


Sturgeon Falls hospital project to cut hydro costs

The program is an initiative of the Climate Change Action Plan


Sudbury hospital to get almost $1.3 million in funding for energy efficiency projects

In all, Ontario is funding 180 projects this year at 98 hospitals


Choosing the right LEDs for lighting retrofits

Hundreds of products are available for converting linear fluorescent fixtures to use light emitting diode technologies


Many healthcare facilities still need to power up for the digital age

Survey finds facilities don’t have the equipment to support digital goals


Pennsylvania hospital producing most of its own power

Lancaster General Hospital is buying less electricity because of new power plant that runs on natural gas


Building automation systems can boost energy savings

Technology can control every aspect of a healthcare facility's HVAC system


12 Florida nursing home patient deaths ruled homicides

Patients died from environmental heat exposure after Hurricane Irma knocked out the power to the central air conditioning


Gundersen Health credits smaller price increase to energy independence

System's 1.8 percent hike lowest in 20 years


Ontario healthcare facilities reducing carbon footprint

Province is investing in hospitals to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gases and redirect savings into patient care


Energy project creates savings for Oxford hospitals

The new engine, boilers and heat pipe link between two facilities has already saved the NHS trust £231,000 in its first month



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