Minimizing Hospitals’ Carbon Footprints
Improving Energy Performance
Hospitals are known for being among the largest energy consumers because they are open 24 hours a day to treat thousands of patients. TLC’s leadership team includes nationally recognized experts who literally wrote the book on high-performance hospital design and have implemented measures to enhance energy efficiency.
TLC Chairman and CEO Michael Sheerin, PE, LEED AP, is the chair of the recently published ASHRAE Standard 189.3-2017, which addresses the integration of sustainability principles into hospitals. Also, one of our LEED Fellows, Kim Shinn, PE, CxA, BEMP, co-authored the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide. This publication discusses how to attain 50% energy savings over conventional approaches for hospitals.
Hospital Sustainability Measures to Enhance Energy Efficiency
As an early adopter of the AIA 2030 Challenge, TLC is cognizant about designing healthcare facilities with sustainability in mind. We listen intently to your needs and develop strategies to help achieve the desired level of energy efficiency, such as:
- Energy modeling early on in the design process to help inform more efficient design solutions
- Conservation of reheat energy, the single largest energy consumer in hospitals, through advanced controls, energy recovery and separate fresh air treatment paths
- Separate chilled water circuits to keep low-temperature demands, such as procedure rooms, from impacting the energy-efficiency of the entire hospital
We can apply our knowledge of energy-efficiency measures to help you reduce operating costs while maximizing the patient experience.
Every dollar TLC saves in energy cost or maintenance offsets at least $20 dollars of additional top-line revenue.