Hospitals/Long Term Care
Pay attention to energy-efficiency and make your budget go further
Across the province, hospitals, long-term care and other health-care facilities can benefit by using electricity more efficiently. Since electricity is a controllable operating expense, any energy reductions you achieve will result almost immediately in corresponding reductions in operating costs. These savings mean more money for other priorities.
Your local electric utility can help you find these savings. For instance, lighting is a prime target for electricity conservation and lighting is where almost 40 percent of an institutional building’s electricity is consumed. Add in the savings that may be found in heating and cooling upgrades, and you’ll be on your way to lowering your costs even more.
In some cases, the electricity savings achieved could cover the cost of installing new equipment in less than two years. And now, your local electric utility can offer financial incentives that could shorten that pay-back period even further.
Pay attention to energy efficiency and the results will show on your bottom line. And your patients and staff will know that your institution is well-managed and cares about the environment.