Energy Efficiency Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Aug 27, 2021 3:28:45 PM

Hospitals never close shop for the day—doctors and nurses don’t get to punch out early. These facilities operate 24/7 for patients who need it, and the energy bills from all that necessary, life-saving machinery can add up. If you’re looking for a way to lower your energy bills while continuing to provide your patients with the best possible treatment, Dalkia Energy Solutions is just what the doctor ordered.

Importance of Energy Efficiency for Healthcare Industry

We know healthcare is an industry that never sleeps, and operational and patient satisfaction can often run counter to energy reduction methods. We can help you simultaneously achieve both of those goals in hospitals, medical offices, senior living communities and more. How? We support healthcare decision makers and stakeholders by offering innovative solutions to reduce energy consumption while ensuring that supply is secure, reliable and cost effective.

Combined Heat and Power for Always-On Efficiency

One of the most efficient solutions is combined heat and power (CHP), which we provide through our partner, Dalkia Aegis, EDF Group. These scalable, on-site systems have an operational efficiency of 85%, using nearly all natural gas input to produce heat and electricity, versus the low efficiency of conventional central power plants, which are only 35% efficient on average.

The reliability of a CHP system provides independence from the grid and ensures the power will stay on in facilities that provide around-the-clock care. It’s a less expensive and more sustainable way to generate heat and power for on-site consumption.

Upgraded Efficiency Measures

In addition to CHP, we can also recommend an array of energy-saving solutions and upgrades, including:

You can see the results for yourself—we’re in the process of helping a nationwide senior living community operator with 225 locations upgrade to 100% LED lighting. So far, the upgrades are generating approximately $1.9M in annual energy savings for the operator.

Whether it’s CHP or efficiency measures, we can help your healthcare facility realize savings in a similar way. We’ll start by conducting a thorough building energy assessment, reviewing all energy-consuming systems based on their type of use. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today.


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