DOE launches EnergySmart Hospitals
The EnergySmart Hospitals initiative will increase the use of energy-efficient technologies in hospitals across the country.
U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) Associate Under Secretary for Energy Richard F. Moorer has announced the launch of the EnergySmart Hospitals initiative to increase the use of energy-efficient technologies in hospitals across the United States.
The Nation’s 8,000 hospitals are among the most energy-intensive commercial buildings, and the EnergySmart Hospitals initiative will target 20% improved efficiency in existing hospital facilities and 30% improvement over current standards in new construction. The initiative has the potential to help hospitals identify opportunities to not only save millions in potential energy costs, but also reduce carbon dioxide emissions.