Healthcare professionals are environmental stewards in an evolving industry who understand and embrace the necessity of energy efficiency.
Healthcare is an energy-intensive industry and the usage is trending upwards. Hospitals account for just 2% of the commercial floor space in the United States, but consume 4.3% of the total energy in the commercial sector. DOE data indicates that hospital energy use increases by 1.5% every year.
Healthcare facilities staff must balance energy optimization goals with patient safety and comfort. They do so through integrating all aspects of facilities operations, capital improvement projects, and financial management. Healthcare organizations must do more with less, improving quality, and managing ever-decreasing margins.
In 2005, EEI dedicated a team to healthcare commissioning, and we have since developed an extensive healthcare portfolio. The following are some of the types of facilities EEI Healthcare provides services for:
- Medical Office Buildings (MOBs)