Increase Awareness of Energy Consumption Through Submetering
Submeters are a critical element for measuring energy consumption. The installation of submeters has been shown to foster energy savings simply through the awareness of energy consumption they provide, which promotes the conscientious use of energy and yields savings of up to 15%.
Implement Energy Reduction Programs and Monitor Progress
According to ENERGY STAR®, a U.S. government-backed energy savings program, U.S. Healthcare facilities spend over $6.5 billion on energy each year and that amount is expected to significantly rise to meet the increase in patients’ needs. U.S. Healthcare facilities, including hospitals, elder-care facilities, nursing homes and urgent care centers, are affected by rising energy costs.
No matter the size of the facility, the common element of successful energy management is a commitment starting with the support of senior administrators, e.g., the CEO, CFO and COO. Armed with the reporting and predictive analytics they get from EIG’s meters and energy management solutions, facility managers and engineering managers are able to gain the support of senior executives, and to make decisions that will realize energy savings for their healthcare facility.