Energy Efficiency

Making Lighting System Upgrades Work

Projects can present managers with a host of tough challenges, including scheduling and safety, that must be addressed in the planning stages

9/13/2023



How To Balance Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and Patient Care

Energy efficiency and sustainability are high priorities in healthcare facilities, but patients come first

3/16/2022



How to Avoid 3 Common Lighting Upgrade Mistakes

Focusing on safety, expert help and savvy specification can help managers deliver long-term dividends.

3/3/2022



Colorado MOB Recognized for Envelope Efficiency

Building envelope showcases hybrid vacuum-insulated glass technology, which reduces thermal transmittance and convection at windows

11/8/2021



Resources Help Managers Make Case for Energy Efficiency Funding

Implementing robust energy efficiency plans across an organization requires buy-in from leadership

10/29/2021



Critical Power Systems' Impact on National Electric Code

New research on plug load demand indicates need for code changes

10/27/2021



Guide Targets Patient Room Lighting, Energy Use

Lighting Research Center offers guidance for achieving effective, healthy lighting solutions while limiting energy use

10/18/2021



Forum Targets Healthcare-Higher Education Synergy

Topics included green revolving funds and financing, renewables procurement, goal setting and collaboration on energy efficiency, and building operations during the pandemic

9/30/2021



Why Don’t More Facilities Install Lighting Controls?

How facility managers can overcome obstacles and incorporate lighting control systems in their hospitals

9/29/2021



What Products Should Be In a Networked Lighting Control System?

Lighting control systems continue to advance, giving facility managers many options to consider

9/21/2021



What Are the Benefits of Installing Lighting Controls?

If hospitals are going to implement lighting controls, there is an ideal time to do it

9/13/2021



Training for Savings: Technicians as Energy Troubleshooters

HVAC mechanics familiar with troubleshooting faulty equipment were taught how to spot energy inefficiencies in system operations

6/11/2021



Roadmaps on the Search for Energy Efficiency

Evidence-based design with strategic energy management might reduce costs associated with energy use

5/24/2021



Florida Healthcare System Prioritizes Energy Efficiency

Organization embarks on a multimillion-dollar project to better manage energy use

4/26/2021



Diagnostic Software Delivers Energy Efficiency

Trouble spots included leaky water valves and faulty valve actuators and damper actuators

4/21/2021



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



Microgrids: The Sustainability Connection

Growing desire for reliable power and cleaner energy sources renewed focus on more sophisticated microgrids

3/15/2021



Managers Eyeing Energy Efficiency in Hospitals

Energy to Care gives managers access to information on assessing, tracking and reducing energy consumption

2/8/2021



Plant Operations in Spotlight for Energy Star Certification

Projects to curtail energy use inside and outside of healthcare facilities recognized

1/28/2021



Energy Efficiency in the COVID-19 Era

Challenges related to to energy efficiency in hospitals are compounded In multi-facility healthcare systems

1/25/2021



Case Study: Reliable and Seamless Load Transfer

'Mission-critical' takes on additional meaning when patient welfare is at stake

12/28/2020



Cool Roofing Can Help Environment As Well As Budgets

Cool roofing helps save individual building owners money on cooling costs. But it also reduces urban heat islands and enhances community resilience.

10/23/2020



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

9/23/2020



Solar Power, Other Tech, Can Save Hospitals Money And Energy

Technologies can help cut costs and improve energy efficiency

8/28/2020



Tips For Energy Eficient Healthcare Facilities

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

8/18/2020



Planning For Long-term Energy Efficiency

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

8/17/2020



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

8/12/2020



Making The Case For Energy Efficiency

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

8/7/2020



Understand your electricity bill for better energy efficiency

Understanding bill’s variables can prevent surprises

5/8/2020



Addressing energy waste in the HVAC system

Smart building controls enable managers and technicians to uncover and address energy waste

4/24/2020



How energy efficiency is powering the new University of Utah Health Sciences campus

The existing chilled water plant did not have the capacity to meet the loads of these new buildings scheduled to come online

4/17/2020



Growing hospital energy costs can be managed

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

4/15/2020



Increase in healthcare facilities driving the hospital lighting system market

Hospital lighting systems cover both the interior and exterior lighting

4/7/2020



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



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



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



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



Adopting LEED for Healthcare facilities delivers big benefits

Kaiser Permanente seeks Gold certification for new construction

7/31/2019



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



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



 
 
 


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