Tracking healthcare facilities' energy use

By improving energy efficiency, hospitals can generate a new source of capital to increase the bottom line

June 30, 2015

Improving energy efficiency in healthcare facilities can generate a new source of capital to increase the bottom line, according to an article on the FacilityCare website. An energy audit identifies where energy savings can be found, whether in capital investments,  retrofits or changes to existing procedures. 

For large hospitals, nursing homes and medical office complexes, the savings identified by an energy audit can quickly offset the cost of the audit, the article said.

An energy audit involves an in-person evaluation of the facility by a third-party partner familiar with the demands of healthcare delivery and patient care. Audits can reveal a range of cost-saving opportunities.

A complete energy audit should provide a detailed list of untapped cost reduction opportunities, from quick fixes to longer-term retrofits and upgrades. 

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