Energy powers the equipment and systems needed to provide quality, reliable healthcare.

Energy powers everything from routine annual checkups to urgent emergency room visits. Discover new ways that managing energy supports top-quality patient care.

How you benefit

  • Enhance patient comfort with better climate control and air quality
  • Reduce energy costs, freeing up capital for patient care investments
  • Increase the reliability and uptime of your systems and equipment
  • Improve employee retention and talent acquisition for medical staff seeking careers with sustainability-minded organizations
  • Reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner and healthier community

Key energy saving opportunities

1. High-Efficiency Lighting Design

Energy-efficient lighting can provide a better patient experience, speed recovery time, and save money. In comparison to conventional lighting options, high-efficiency LED lighting uses less energy, costs less to operate, and can last much longer than traditional options—up to 25 years. Consider also using daylighting to bring more natural light into your building, creating a comfortable environment for both patients and medical staff.

Learn more about high-efficiency lighting.

2. Motor Upgrades & Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

Motors can use more energy than any other piece of equipment in a healthcare facility. By installing and using high-efficiency motors, you can save both energy and money. VFDs can also be used to manage energy-intensive systems (such as HVAC equipment), ensuring they are operating at the most efficient speed. This can extend the life span of your technologies, saving you money that can be used to better care for patients.

Learn more about motors and variable frequency drives.

3. Ventilation System Upgrades

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality and patient safety is critical to healthcare operations. Making upgrades to your ventilation systems can improve airflow and prevent the spread of infection. For example, heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) remove stale air from the building and replace it with preheated fresh air from the outside. This not only saves you energy and money, but also creates a safer and healthier environment for your employees and patients.

Learn more about ventilation systems.

4. Clean Heating and Cooling Upgrades

Clean heating and cooling technologies, such as heat pumps, make it possible to keep your medical staff and patients comfortable year-round, save energy, and reduce your carbon footprint. Unlike conventional HVAC systems, heat pumps draw heat from the environment and move it indoors to heat or move it outdoors to cool your building. Heat pumps also allow for zoned heating and cooling—letting you customize the temperature of different spaces.

Learn more about clean heating and cooling.

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