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Ensuring central utility plant reliability

Code compliance and budget constraints are two of the challenges

January 17, 2017

Code compliance and budget constraints are just two of the challenges to maintaining a healthcare facility's central utility plant, according to an article on the Health Facility Management website.

It's important to prepare for the worst as well as curb energy spending.

Mechanical and related systems make up more than 70 percent of energy use in healthcare facilities, with mechanical reheating and cooling consuming more than half, the article said.

Healthcare organizations that use advanced technologies, redundancies and sustainable upgrades will also be prepared for future physical growth.

Read the article.



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