Between the lights, kitchen, office equipment, heating and cooling, and high-tech medical instruments, it’s easy to see how hospitals have problems controlling their energy costs. In fact, Energy Star estimates that healthcare facilities in the United States spend more than $6.5 billion on energy each year, and that number is only expected to grow.
With that information, it is no surprise that healthcare facilities across the country are beginning to rely on power monitoring equipment to reduce their energy consumption. When properly used, instruments such as power meters and submeters can yield energy savings of up to 20%, which would translate to over $1 billion in savings annually.
Power monitoring equipment works by helping your team identify areas of inefficiency. By submetering all of the equipment in your facility, you can see precisely how much energy each piece is using. With this information, you can develop a power savings program to improve on your weaknesses, and continuously track your progress. Plus, if there is an unusually high demand from one individual machine, your engineers can determine what the problem is, fix it, and likely avoid a future breakdown in the process.
Electro Industries has helped several hospitals and healthcare facilities all over the world save money on their energy costs. Here is what a potential bill of materials may look like:
Critical Load Point
Nexus 1500 – Advanced Power Quality Analyzer and Energy Meter
Large Loads (400+ amps)
Shark 200 – Data-Logging Energy Submeter for Load Profiling
Small Loads (<200 amps)
MP200 Metering System – 8 Three Phase Input Meters
Communicator EXT 4.0 – configuring meters, automatically collecting data, studying power quality.
EnergyReporter EXT 4.0 – energy dashboarding, generating usage reports, automated submeter billing
Every healthcare facility is different. At Electro Industries, we listen to your individual needs and concerns, and design an energy management system that will best help you reach your goals. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, don’t trust anyone else for your power monitoring needs. Visit our website to see what we can do for you, or speak with one of our associates by calling 866-928-7908.March 10, 2016