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This is How Healthcare Facilities Can Save on Energy Costs

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U.S. hospitals operate 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, so it's unsurprising that these facilities use a significant amount of energy. 

The Department of Energy's Hospital Alliance estimates that the nation's healthcare facilities spend more than $8 billion on energy costs each year — enough to cover the average annual salary of about 100,000 registered nurses. With increasing operational costs, hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country are exploring ways to better manage their energy demand. 

Healthcare facilities can begin to reduce their energy costs through a number of approaches, including demand response, energy efficiency, innovative supply contracts, and group purchasing agreements. To make smart energy choices clear and easy, we've created a new, in-depth energy guide for healthcare facilities. 

The guide — "Smart Energy Strategies for Healthcare Facilities" — highlights a number of tactics for managing energy consumption that bring greater comfort to patients and improve a facility's bottom line. It also presents proven purchasing strategies that can help a facility save on electricity, natural gas, and fuel oil supply costs. 

To learn more about how healthcare facilities can reduce their energy costs, download our "Smart Energy Strategies for Healthcare Facilities" guide

Posted: August 25, 2015