« Green
Focus: Energy Efficiency

Green hospitals may be better prepared to deal with crises

April 7, 2020

Years before the coronavirus pandemic the facilities team at Boston Medical Center (BMC) was preparing for crises by changing the sprawling campus to work more efficiently, according to an article on The Boston Globe website.

The efforts are paying off now as the hospital works to keep patients and employees safe by erecting tents to screen for possible cases, conserving protective equipment, and reducing clinical traffic through telehealth.

 Unlike a hurricane or other natural disaster that clinicians have to react to, BMC is dealing with the virus much more proactively.

BMC monitors its energy use around the clock. On the rooftop of BMC’s Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center, nine air handling units are pumping fresh air into the building at all times. The air needs to be filtered, changed regularly, and warmed or cooled depending on the department . 

Read the article.


See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Energy and Power

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Taking on Tornado Season: Is Your Healthcare Facility Prepared?

Scientists predict 2021 could rival 2011 super outbreak


Is UV Germicidal Light Effective in Operating Rooms?

New study shows whether environmental services teams can use UV to disinfect between surgeries


Food Service Supply Chain Issues Prompt Changes

Management team decided to create secondary menus to ensure they had backup plan


Diagnostic Software Delivers Energy Efficiency

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


Case Study: Hospital Design Centers on Patient Healing

Creating uplifting atmosphere was central to inpatient pavilion at Vassar Brothers Medical Center


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.