Steps for hospitals to achieve Energy Star status

Hospitals can follow five steps to become U.S. EPA Energy Star rated.

By Source: Environmental Leader, U.S. EPA August 3, 2009

For hospitals considering how to become Energy Star-rated , the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

has a technical five-stage approach.

The steps, which mirror those for other commercial

buildings, should be performed chronologically to maximize energy savings, said

Clark Reed, director, Healthcare Facilities Division, Energy Star.

The first three steps are about reducing heat gain

in the building, Reed said. After a building minimizes its heat gain, it can

then most efficiently address the cooling process.

In general, each of the five stages has an

incrementally higher investment level, he said.

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