Healthcare Facilities

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EOS has demonstrated energy savings as high as 20% in healthcare facilities.

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Healthcare is an energy intense industry, consuming 2.42 GJ/m2 , which is more than double the average energy consumption of all commercial buildings. They include a variety of building use types, from clinical facilities and acute care facilities to research facilities. They also offer a variety of services, including inpatient services, outpatient services, diagnostic services and laboratory services. All of these building types and services have comfort and compliance requirements that are paramount. These factors make energy consumption challenging to manage since there are many different operating constraints, even within one building. Yet, energy cost is the largest non-productive expenditure of healthcare facilities. Energy optimization is the best way to reduce cost without reducing staff or services.

EOS communicates with the existing building systems to collect data from the complex mix of equipment that ensure a safe, healthy and comfortable environment for patients and staff. The equipment can include chillers, boilers, heat pumps, air handlers, radiant heating and cooling, exhaust fans, energy recovery ventilators, terminal units and more. EOS analyses all of the data along with compliance requirements and building schedule to determine what set-point changes to the equipment would result in the optimal conditions at minimum energy consumption. EOS determines the best way to deliver heating or cooling to the building.

EOS makes changes to set points in the building systems as often as every five minutes to ensure that a safe, healthy and comfortable environment is maintained at minimum energy cost.

SHIFT’s team deploys EOS in a systematic manner with direct involvement from the healthcare facility operations staff. We work together as one project team. Knowing the energy cost and carbon footprint improvement of the EOS system is crucial. Our team of Professional Engineers (P.Eng), Certified Energy Managers (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professionals (CMVP) use measurement and verification tools and procedures from IPMVP – the international standard for measurement and verification. This keeps you informed about the greenhouse gases avoided and money saved.