CT Hospital, Soltage, Tenaska Unveil Solar Plant

Carl Weinschenk

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT, has unveiled a solar plant that will generate almost 535,000 kilowatts (kW) of electricity annually. The plant is expected to save more than $600,000 during the next 20 years. The 1,485-panel project was funded by a grant from the Connecticut Zero Emissions Renewable Energy Credit (ZREC).   …Continue Reading

New Green Advancements in Hospital Environments

Dixie Somers

The call for industries to become eco-friendly has not fallen on deaf ears. Any organization that wants to remain relevant to the population it serves is trying to meet this new demand. This includes healthcare. Hospitals and nursing home facilities face unique challenges when it comes to using ecologically sound practices. About 15 percent of   …Continue Reading

Hospitals’ Energy Efficiency Prescriptions are Working

Carl Weinschenk

Healthcare facilities are beyond mission-critical. They are life and death. Despite this demanding mandate, some are increasing their energy efficiency.

Cooltech Introduces Magnetic Cooling System

Carl Weinschenk

Cooltech has introduced its first commercial magnetic cooling system.

Boston Medical Center Using Veolia Cogeneration

Carl Weinschenk

The Boston Medical Center, which is a 496-bed academic institution in the South End of the city, is using Veolia’s “Green Steam” combined heat and power for thermal energy, the company said.

Hospital Energy Costs are Growing — But Can Be Managed

Carl Weinschenk

Hospitals are unique users of energy: They never close, use more energy-intensive equipment than other businesses and have demanding environmental requirements. In addition, the Affordable Care Act is pressuring budgets. With that demanding dynamic as a backdrop, Grumman/Butkus Associates released a study last week that found that the proportion of a hospital’s budget that is   …Continue Reading

Healthcare Energy Prescription: Keep Power Flowing, Then Save Money

Carl Weinschenk

Healthcare facilities – especially hospitals that run on a 24/7 basis – are a special vertical in the landscape of energy use and efficiency. In almost all other segments, the idea that electricity is a “life and death” issue is an exaggeration. In healthcare, it often is the absolute truth. It is possible, however, for   …Continue Reading

Integrated Data Center Is Next Frontier for Intelligent Buildings Market

Karen Henry

The North American integrated data center energy management market is expected to grow from $46.9 million in 2015 to $119.7 million in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research. This represents a 43 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The intelligent building is defined by the integration of software and services to maximize   …Continue Reading

Susquehanna Health Grows While Cutting Energy Costs

Carl Weinschenk

Susquehanna Health cut its utility costs 36 percent per square-foot compared to 2009, according to Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s campus has grown by half since 2010, but the actual cost of heating and cooling have decreased by eight percent on an apples-to-apples basis. The strategy to achieve the comparative gains include the deployment of   …Continue Reading

PSE&G to Install EV Charging Stations in Hospital Garage

Carl Weinschenk

The need to plan for electric vehicle charging stations in buildings and parking garages has been brought into focus by Saint Peter’s University Hospital and the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G). The hospital, which is in New Brunswick, NJ, has completed installation of a five-vehicle charging system on the ground floor of the   …Continue Reading