Hospitals spend thousands of dollars per bed on electricity each year.
Not only that but a considerable amount is also spent on heating and cooling systems.
With such a high operating cost, it is no wonder several hospitals are seeking to conserve energy. Energy conservation in hospitals takes coordination and skill, but the result can save significant amounts of money. Several factors make it challenging to achieve energy-efficient operations in a hospital setting. Operating every hour of each day makes it difficult to achieve energy efficiency. Life-saving hospital equipment that has specific temperature requirements requires the constant operations of your HVAC system. Sensitive medical products that need certain temperature levels to effectively preserve them also need you to run your HVAC system consistently. Fluctuating temperature levels may reduce their shelf life or destroy them completely. While most buildings can be energy-efficient by limiting their HVAC use, in hospital settings, there is no shortcut. You will have to run your HVAC system for the smooth operation of the hospital. Health and safety concerns may also make it difficult to achieve energy efficiency in hospitals. The health and safety of staff, patients, and visitors in your hospital is a central consideration throughout the year. Since HVAC systems work to reduce the spread of contaminants by introducing fresh air indoors and extracting stale air outdoors, hospitals have to run HVAC systems. Hospitals also have unpleasant odors that can be persistent. Running your HVAC system circulates air, which in turn gets rid of the odors quickly. Another common energy efficiency problem in hospitals is the failure to maintain your HVAC system regularly. This causes your system to be energy inefficient, increasing your overall hospital energy bills.