Hospital Energy Benchmarking: Take Care of Your Hospital's Energy
October 25, 2012
Eastern Daylight Time
Measuring and tracking the energy usage of a facility is a vitally important task in assessing the success of ongoing efforts and investment to reduce energy costs. Also, wouldn't you like to know how your facility's energy consumption and cost compare to similar facilities?
Hospital building professionals will want to watch this webinar to hear Dan Doyle, president of Grumman/Butkus Associates, present the results of the Hospital Energy and Water Benchmarking Survey. Since its inception in 1995, the survey has helped hundreds of hospitals benchmark their energy performance against others in the upper Midwest, in an anonymous format.
Survey participants are provided with graphic comparisons to all hospitals in the survey as well as numeric comparisons to their facility's overall average usage and costs. Mr. Doyle shared some of these overall graphic comparisons during the webinar.
View this webinar to learn:
- Why it is important to benchmark energy usage.
- What benchmarking data is available for hospitals.
- How the benchmarking process can inform an action plan.
- What performance parameters are important in a benchmarking survey.
Learn trends that have developed over the last 11 years of the survey. For instance, this graph shows how hospitals have worked to improve their efficiency, but not at a rate to compensate the continual rise of utility costs.
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Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits
Attendees of this course and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers and one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.
Contact I2SL if you would like to receive a professional development hour for viewing the webinar.
Dan Doyle is president of Grumman/Butkus Associates, a firm of nationally recognized energy management consultants and design engineers located in Evanston, Illinois. For the past 30 years, Mr. Doyle's career has focused on energy conservation and efficiency improvements in new and existing buildings, especially energy intensive and mission critical facilities, such as laboratories, hospitals, data centers, and specialized manufacturing facilities. Mr. Doyle has received more than 20 local, regional, and national design awards from organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Illinois Department of Energy for energy conservation retrofits in existing buildings.