Healthcare energy consumption is at all all-time high. A study in 2013 demonstrated that healthcare facilities spend $8.8 billion per year on energy consumption. Retrofitting allows for energy to be able to be distributed with the highest of efficiency while reducing costs dramatically.
Greenwich was spending massive amounts of money on unnecessary energy costs. The hospital featured:
It took less than 6 months for the hospital to see a return on their investment. Furthermore, Greenwich was able to boost their Energy Star rating to 88.
Most hospitals have a chance to save in excess of 30 percent on their energy costs.
Hospitals that have immediate needs can, for a minimal expenditure, be able to save money by implementing solutions, such as:
A prime example of a retrofit is allowing sunlight to be introduced into patient rooms. While subtle, this will reduce the heating costs of the hospital resulting in lower energy consumption.
As hospitals need more complicated, energy inefficient systems to run accordingly, it is essential that energy consumption is always monitored. At AEA, we know first-hand how small changes to existing systems can produce lower overall energy consumption while resulting in massive energy savings.
Hospitals that have the budget to undergo massive retrofits will be able to transform their energy consumption drastically. Not only will energy consumption drop significantly, Energy Star ratings will rise. Hospitals that have the latest in retrofits that allow for cleaner air and brighter rooms are also able to attract new employees as a result.
Energy costs are going to continue to rise into the future. Hospitals that implement solutions to combat excess energy consumption will be able to meet energy demands with ease. Expensive retrofits will pay for themselves quickly, resulting in initial retrofit expenditures to be negligible.
Utilizing a complete solution, hospitals can reduce their impact on the planet and save hundreds of thousands of dollars on energy costs.