Smart Energy Upgrades, Healthy Savings
Reduce operating costs with smart energy improvements that deliver a healthy return on your investment. Energize Connecticut gives you the prescription, with expert advice, resources and energy-saving programs tailored to your needs.
Hospitals, medical offices and skilled nursing facilities across the nation spend nearly $8.8 billion on energy to meet patient needs. Health care facilities are among the most energy-intensive facilities in the U.S. According to the 2003 Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), the average hospital spends $675,000 on energy costs annually, exceeding the per-building energy costs of other building types by a factor of ten. To put that in context, the energy use intensity of hospitals is nearly three times that of a typical office building.
The Environmental Protection Agency reports that every dollar saved on energy is equivalent to a $20 increase in revenue for a hospital – or a $10 increase for a medical office building. Many organizations are reducing energy use by installing energy-efficient lighting, HVAC, chillers, water heating, refrigeration and kitchen equipment, as well as renewable energy systems. These facilities are reducing their operating costs, improving occupant and patient comfort, and decreasing their impact on the environment.
How We Help
Your healthcare facility can take advantage of Energize Connecticut’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Energy 101 can help you learn about different energy efficiency measures that might be right for you, and why they are important. Financing is also available to help you take the next step towards taking control of your energy future.