Hospitals are meant to be oases of calm – which is why, when you enter a healthcare facility you step into a well-lit, bright, temperature-controlled space. From the hospital’s perspective, of course, this is an expensive illusion, with 25% of a hospital’s cost being energy-related. In fact, healthcare facilities account for 9% of commercial energy consumption in the US, and the intensity of energy-use is almost three times that of standard commercial spaces.
This infographic highlights energy utilization patterns of different healthcare establishments and how management and conservation can cut energy use by as much as 20%.
ICU Wasting Energy, Hospitals!:
Infographic by – Computrols