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All posts tagged 'Healthcare'

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Less Steam, Please: Thermal Power Reduction In Health Care

Engineered Systems, July 2016, by Carl C. Schultz.

"It might seem like an odd objective, but the potential efficiency gains are real. And from heat recovery chillers to modified humidification targets so are the opportunities to replace steam production with hot water generation and to manage remaining steam needs more intelligently."

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Consumers Power Helps Hospital Get Strategic About Its Energy Use

Northwest Public Power Bulletin, Apr. 2016, by David Moody and Joel Scruggs. -- scroll or jump to page 26.

"An energy audit of the medical center's equipment, processes, and systems identified a number of operations and maintenance improvements that could add up to significant energy savings."

Retrofitting Steam Boilers For Large Health Care Projects

Engineered Systems, Mar. 2016, by Gary Hamilton.

"Replacing boilers for health care facilities provide many benefits to central utility plant operation; the newer boilers are more energy efficient, more sustainable, and more fuel-efficient than older boilers."

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Emergency and Standby Power in Hospitals

Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Oct. 2015, by Vahik Davoudi.

"Consulting engineers who specify emergency power equipment understand that installations for hospitals are required to comply with NFPA 110 in conjunction with NFPA 70. System designers must interpret the requirements of these standards, ensure their designs follow them, and educate their clients about how the standard affects their operations."

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A Healthy Dose of Efficiency [Hospitals]

Business Energy, June 2015, by David C. Richardson.{}

"Hospitals may prioritize medical equipment, but can't ignore their unique HVAC needs."

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Making the Case for Healthier Energy Use [Hospitals & Healthcare]

Northwest Energy Efficiency News, NEEA, May 13, 2015, by Kim Hughes.

"NEEA  (Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance) has published a case study examining a decade of market shift efforts to enable industry adoption of energy efficiency practices among Northwest healthcare facilities."

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Selecting a Boiler for Heating, Process Loads

Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Apr. 2015, by Bradley A. Pankow.

"Boilers for heating and domestic hot water systems are used in many nonresidential buildings and across educational, hospital, and industrial campuses. This article reviews the codes and standards that regulate boiler system specification and design, plus energy efficiency and efficacy of these boiler systems."

Medical Data Center Controls Uptime, Energy With Variable-Frequency Drives

HPAC Engineering, Mar. 2015, by DANFOSS.

A "From the Field: Design Solutions" column, provided by the manufacturer, Danfoss.
"At a medical data center in the upper Midwest, cooling-system uptime reliability is ensured with redundant computer-room air-conditioning (CRAC) units. For example, in a room needing eight units, 10 are employed. Drives cut energy use 40 percent by controlling HVAC fan speed on CRAC units."

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ASHRAE 170 Update: Standard Operating Procedure

Engineered Systems, Nov. 2104, by Gary Hamilton.

"Providing adequate ventilation is a very important part of a patient’s wellbeing in a health care setting. Maintaining a high level of indoor air quality (IAQ) has become an increasing challenge for health care facilities. A critical part of ensuring proper IAQ is supplying the appropriate amount of ventilation to replenish oxygen, to remove carbon dioxide, and to reduce the activity of airborne pathogens."

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A Bright Future for Veterans [Armed Forces Retirement Home, DC]

Environmental Design + Construction (EDC), Oct. 2014.

Excellence in Design Winners 2014:
"The AFRH New Commons Health Care Center, The Scott Building, located on the Old Soldier’s Home grounds in Washington, D.C., is a unique space that combines assisted living user needs, campus-wide program requirements, a historic site and environmental considerations into a multiuse facility. The AFRH Campus is home to more than 500 military veterans from all branches of the armed forces."

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