Energy and Power

Kiewit and Veolia Collaborate with Henry Ford Health for Central Energy Hub

The hub will provide heating and cooling via a hot and cold-water system that will tie into the new hospital facilities.

7/1/2024



Facility Makes Zero Energy History

Pueblo Community Health Center in Colorado is the first zero energy outpatient healthcare facility in North America.

6/26/2024



Klickitat Valley Health Installs Zero-Emission Fuel Cell System

The fuel cell system was created via a partnership between Kohler and Toyota.

3/22/2024



Preparing Healthcare Facilities for Severe Thunderstorms

Hardening plans and collaboration with local stakeholders can aid in prep for severe weather.

3/14/2024



Microgrids Help Build Energy-Resilient Healthcare Facilities

In the face of extreme conditions affecting power supplies, microgrids can provide an uninterruptable solution.

12/1/2023



Florida Hospital Experiences Two Power Outages in Less Than 24 Hours

Facilities management can mitigate potential outages through training and planning. 

10/4/2023



What Kinds of Energy Efficient Technologies Can Hospitals Use?

From LED lighting to building automation systems, there are many types of technology that hospitals can employ.

5/23/2023



Backup Power Keeps Hospitals Operating in Times of Crisis

Here are strategies and tactics to ensure facilities have reliable backup power options when patients need it the most.

6/23/2022



St. Charles Health System Upgrades Electrical System with Minimal Disruptions

Planning was critical to ensure emergency care could be provided while power was switched to the new system.

4/6/2022



Advance in Thermal Energy Storage Shows Promise

Breakthrough could play major role in decarbonizing buildings

11/29/2021



LA County Addresses Aging Hospital Generators

Deployment of generator-monitoring technology provides real-time alerts to hospitals during power outages

11/3/2021



NEMA Offers Motors and Generators Standard for Free

Standard provides guidance for motor manufacturers, state and local codes, repair shops, contractors, facilities managers and original equipment manufacturers

9/23/2021



Long-Term Care Facility Reduces Carbon Footprint With No Upfront Costs

Case Study: Crown Point Health Suites upgraded lighting to LED fixtures and added HVAC sensors

9/10/2021



How Healthcare Systems Can Prepare for Storm Season

Peak tropical storm season is coming, which means potential downtimes for healthcare facilities

8/30/2021



Kaiser Invests in Microgrids To Improve Sustainability

Higher-acuity care and increased threats of outages are driving interest in microgrids

6/28/2021



D.C.’s Largest Solar Array Debuts

Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus located on former Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus

5/3/2021



Hospital Eyes Lighting Upgrades To Boost Energy Efficiency

System was spending $2 million annually on lighting for hospital, but also acute care facilities, clinics, medical office building and parking structure

4/16/2021



Look Out for These UPS Failures

When utility power fails in hospitals, FMs can’t afford for the uninterruptible power supply system to fail, too

4/1/2021



How to Avoid Generator Failure in Hospitals

Address these common generator problems to avoid power downtime

3/29/2021



Six Tips to Reduce Breaker Trips in Hospitals

FMs in healthcare facilities can’t afford power downtime. Here’s how to avoid problems

3/26/2021



Florida Healthcare System Buys into Solar

300-ton steel canopy will power 84 percent of executive office building

1/28/2021



Microgrid Projects Show Tech’s Potential for Healthcare

Projects will include how to incorporate renewable energy and move away from diesel generators

1/27/2021



Solar Array Covers 90 Percent Of Healthcare Facility’s Energy Needs

The installation will generate an estimated 541,645 kWh of clean energy annually

10/26/2020



Key Questions When Renting Generators

Create detailed specifications regarding requirements, usage and site conditions.

10/22/2020



Smart Lighting Design, Lighting Controls Can Optimize Daylighting

From window film to lighting controls, here are some strategies for overcoming daylighting challenges

10/21/2020



Energy Reviews Reveal Hidden Inefficiencies

University of Maryland Medical Center discovers ways to decrease energy use

10/14/2020



S.C.Hospital Using Software To Control Energy Use

Fault-detection diagnostic software can reduce waste

10/13/2020



Achieving Net-Zero Energy

Historically high energy users, hospitals do have a pathway to net-zero energy

10/2/2020



Kaiser Permanente First Healthcare System To Reach Carbon Neutrality

One hundred percent of energy the system uses is being either used in a green way or is offset

9/25/2020



Case Study: Urology Center in Little Rock

The project provided lighting for a range of medical and cleanroom applications

9/24/2020



How Hospitals Can Achieve Net-Zero Energy

Historically high energy users, hospitals do have a pathway to net-zero energy. These tips and real-world case studies illustrate how.

9/18/2020



Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Power Strips

Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to power strips

9/16/2020



Selecting the Right Steam Control Mechanism

Moving beyond ‘business as usual’ regulators and relief valves to explore different steam control options

8/28/2020



Solar-Powered Hospitals Saving Lives in Congo

The installation at a hospital consists of 100 solar panels and seven batteries capable of accumulating the necessary energy to run the facilities for two full days

8/26/2020



Clean Energy Microgrid Built For Covid-19 Hospital In Migrant Camp

Batteries combined with photovoltaics provide power for the pop-up clinic

8/24/2020



A Healthcare Facility Lighting Retrofit Checklist

How do you begin to coordinate and come up with funds to replace lighting systems across thousands of square feet?

8/24/2020



CHP Systems Offer Energy Efficiency At The Source

A loss of power can have devastating effects, particularly in hospitals and healthcare facilities that need reliable power to keep their patients alive and healthy

8/11/2020



The Importance Of Surge Protection In Healthcare Facilities

Ventilators and other monitors must have a constant stream of power to reduce risks to patients

8/5/2020



Microgrids in Hospitals Can Support Bolster Public Health

Hospitals need electricity for critical functions such as ventilators and dialysis machines

8/5/2020



COVID-19 increases use of microgrids in healthcare sector

There are still regulatory, awareness barriers to adopting systems

7/9/2020



The impact of blue light on patients at night

Light is critical to our health because it helps synchronize the biological clock that maintains our circadian rhythms

6/23/2020



Reliable power source key during pandemic

In some countries, 25 percent of health clinics lack electricity

6/16/2020



Resiliency can assure a safe environment of care

Energy resiliency remains the key factor in maintaining normal operations

5/28/2020



During crisis, critical power plan is a must for the smaller medical facility

COVID-19 could affect supply chain long after the pandemic subsides

5/1/2020



Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Generators in an ambulatory surgery center

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for GFCI receptacles

4/29/2020



Keeping the lights on during COVID-19

Ventilators and other equipment essential to treating patients with acute symptoms of the virus depend on electricity to function

4/28/2020



Cool roofs can promote energy savings

By reflecting heat, and emitting absorbed heat, they keep building cooling costs lower

4/27/2020



Tunable white LED lighting can offer energy savings

It also offers the chance to optimize the utility of your lighting system

4/23/2020



Green hospitals may be better prepared to deal with crises

Boston Medical Center monitors its energy use around the clock

4/7/2020



New Pa. healthcare facility to include energy-saving power plant

Allegheny Health Network Wexford Hospital will have a natural gas-fired, two-story power plant

3/30/2020



 
 
 


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