Energy Efficiency

Growing hospital energy costs can be managed

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

12/18/2019


Calif. health system launches solar initiative across Central Valley

The project launched on Dec. 3, and involve placing solar arrays at Adventist Health hospitals in Hanford, Bakersfield and Tehachapi

12/16/2019


Can energy models help healthcare facilities reduce energy use?

Energy models help designers and FMs make more informed decisions and better evaluate design trade offs to arrive at the most energy efficient solution.

12/16/2019


Tips for energy efficient healthcare facilities

Improving energy efficiency can be done in a few minutes a day

12/13/2019


California hospital gets half its energy from solar power

The system will generate 2.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean, renewable power per year

12/11/2019


Best practices for planning smart buildings

If the planning is done wrong, building owners and facility managers will be playing the fix-it and upgrade game to keep up

12/5/2019


Solar power, other tech, can save hospitals money and energy

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency

12/5/2019


Retrocommissioning can lead to long-term energy efficiency

A recent study shows that retrocommissioning leads to persistent energy savings in commercial buildings

11/1/2019


California hospital gets half its energy from solar power

The system will generate 2.4 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of clean, renewable power per year

8/30/2019


Going hybrid for maximum heating efficiencies

Two types of boilers can be better than one

8/26/2019


Tips for energy efficient healthcare facilities

Improving energy efficiency can be done in a few minutes a day

8/23/2019


Four energy-saving design tips for cold climates

In cold climates, heating loads are key

8/19/2019


Net zero energy is the future of facilities

Practices, considerations for an ultra-efficient building

8/8/2019


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies

8/6/2019


Planning for longterm energy efficiency

A multi-year energy planning process allows for a wide range of 'what-if' scenarios

8/1/2019


Adopting LEED for Healthcare facilities delivers big benefits

Kaiser Permanente seeks Gold certification for new construction

7/31/2019


Lighting best start for energy efficiency plan

Upgrades to LEDs can yield huge energy savings and can usually be installed without disrupting facility operations

7/16/2019


Emory University Hospital Tower awarded LEED Silver

The building meets standards for air quality, energy efficiency and for using locally sourced materials

4/18/2019


Net-zero energy buildings no longer a radical concept

A wide range of building types and sizes can achieve net-zero status

4/16/2019


Spending on energy efficiency means improving patient care

Running a hospital means taking the reins on your energy output by making smart energy-saving investments

4/16/2019


Making the case for energy efficiency

A communication gap between the CFO and facility managers can result in missing out on good efficiency projects

4/15/2019


How Gundersen Health System achieved energy independence

Director of engineering and operations used his process improvement expertise to save energy, deploy renewable energy projects and drive out waste

4/10/2019


Solar power, other tech, can save hospitals money and energy

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency

4/8/2019


Program helping hospitals cut energy use

Program run by New Jersey utility lets hospitals use interest-free, on-bill repayment to install energy-saving upgrades

4/4/2019


How are transforming a healthcare facility and buying a car similar?

Focus on the outcome and the rest should follow

4/3/2019


Healthy light: How to design tunable or dynamic lighting to benefit patients and staff

In medical facilities, balanced lighting choices can stimulate the circadian system while providing illumination for round-the-clock care

4/3/2019


N.Y. hospital energy update could reduce annual costs by $220,000

The upgrade is expected to reduce the hospital's heating and air conditioning energy use by 50 percent

4/1/2019


Solar energy keeps lights on at Nigerian hospital

The installation of the system was completed in two hours

12/5/2018


New South Wales hospitals turning into mini power plants

Hospitals and schools are using solar panels and batteries to cut energy costs

11/14/2018


The value of daylighting, even with LEDs

Even when LEDs mimic sunlight, expert see LEDs as complementary to — but not replacing — daylighting strategies

10/10/2018


N.Y. hospital energy update could reduce annual costs by $220,000

The upgrade is expected to reduce the hospital's heating and air conditioning energy use by 50 percent

10/8/2018


New windows offer better thermal performance

Glazing industry has evolved to provide bigger and smarter window assemblies

10/2/2018


Making the case for energy efficiency

A communication gap between the CFO and facility managers can result in missing out on good efficiency projects

9/24/2018


Healthcare spending on energy efficiency expected to hit $6.4 billion by 2027

Energy is an area where relatively painless cost savings can be found

9/24/2018


Intelligent energy management can cut costs for senior living communities

Facilities are looking for solutions to control costs and maintain budgets

9/20/2018


LEDs can light the way significant savings

LED upgrades benefit occupants and the bottom line

9/13/2018


Can using utility meters save facilities money?

Meters offer many opportunities for facility managers beyond what they've been traditionally used for. And the cost of meters is dropping due to technological advances.

8/28/2018


Jamaican children’s hospital to save millions with solar panels

The hospital is expected to save $28 million in energy costs over the next 20 years

8/28/2018


Hospitals reforming energy habits

A typical hospital can use up to five times more energy than a hotel

8/24/2018


Spending on energy efficiency means improving patient care

Running a hospital means taking the reins on your energy output by making smart energy-saving investments

8/16/2018


Emergency power system gives hospital reliability, redundancy and flexibility

Ensures seamless delivery of normal and emergency power to all loads

8/14/2018


San Juan VA getting post-hurricane infrastructure upgrades

The project expected to lead to more than $1 million in annual energy savings

8/10/2018


Benchmarking helps boost energy efficiency in hospitals

Free tool allows facilities to track and compare their energy usage

8/8/2018


Promote healing and create energy-efficient environments with modern lighting design and controls

Healthcare facilities can employ advanced lighting design strategies to improve patient and visitor comfort

8/6/2018


How a facility's exterior affects HVAC energy efficiency

Roofs, walls, windows can be designed to reduce demand on HVAC.

7/20/2018


Australia's largest hospital solar power system planned

The Port Macquarie Base Hospital is installing the largest rooftop solar panel system on a healthcare facility

6/18/2018


Hershey Medical Center shows off energy-efficient features

The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center saves more than $2.7 million annually through energy efficient technology

6/15/2018


Pa. healthcare facility building ‘greener’ utility plant

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center's $18 million central utility plant expected to provide clean energy for decades

5/3/2018


IoT and renewables support zero energy goals

Building Internet of Things technology is making it easier to incorporate energy generated from renewable sources

4/30/2018


Milton S. Hershey Medical Center insulates its energy costs in a green way

In 2009, Hershey, Pa., healthcare facility began a multiphase energy savings program

4/27/2018


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