Today’s healthcare professionals have become environmental stewards in an ever-changing industry, understanding and embracing the necessity of energy efficiency.
Facilities staff are challenged with balancing energy optimization goals with patient comfort and safety in an approach that integrates all aspects of facilities operations, capital improvement projects, and financial management with the operational staff on hand. Healthcare organizations are having to do better with less, to improve quality, and to manage with ever-decreasing margins.
Healthcare is an energy-intensive industry and the usage is trending upwards. Hospitals account for just 2% of the commercial floor space, but consume 4.3% of the total energy in the commercial sector. DOE data indicates that energy usage increases 1.5% per year in hospitals.
In 2005, EEI dedicated a team to healthcare commissioning, and we have developed an extensive healthcare portfolio. The following are some of the types of facilities EEI Healthcare provides services for:
- Medical Office Buildings (MOBs)