Jun 08 2018

Engineers Set an Example for Solar Power in Healthcare

An Energy Treasury Hunt helps seed energy-saving ideas for healthcare IT leaders.

At its annual conference in Seattle in July, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, along with the Environmental Protection Agency, will lead participants on an Energy Treasure Hunt, walking attendees through a local facility in search of opportunities to reduce energy, including examples such as:

  • Replacing old light bulbs with LED motion sensor lights that turn off when rooms are unoccupied
  • Setting office tools to sleep mode after business hours
  • Sealing window frames

After identifying energy conservation measures, attendees will calculate ­savings based on the findings. The idea is to leverage the experience to lead similar efforts at their facilities.

To learn more about what sustainable power options can do for healthcare organizations, check out our feature, "Solar Power Super Charges Cost Savings and Energy Efficiency for Hospitals."

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