Hospitals are among the nation's most complex, diverse, and energy-intensive facilities. The nation's 8,000 hospitals spend more than $5 billion annually on energy and produce over 30 lbs. of CO2 emissions per square foot. Unlike most other commercial buildings, hospitals must be fully operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and able to maintain services during power outages, natural disasters, and emergencies.
Hospitals today find themselves at the nexus of two critical pressure points: health care and energy. Within the health care industry, the constraints of rising costs, lower reimbursements, an aging population, and outdated facilities intersect with burgeoning energy pressures such as growing demand, rising costs, and increasing concerns about carbon emissions and energy reliability.
Many hospitals across the country are discovering the power of CHP for improving their bottom lines and operational capabilities. More than 200 hospitals and health care facilities nationwide are using CHP to lower energy costs by up to 50% and decrease power outages and interruptions by up to 95%.
Alcor’s Combined Heat and Power system is an excellent solution for the energy needs of a hospital.
With CHP, a hospital can do the following:
- Reduce energy use and operating costs
- Improve profitability
- Maximize successful hospital upgrades and design strategies
- Ensure reliable backup power during disasters
- Reduce the impact of volatile energy costs
- Improve environmental performance
- Reduce their carbon footprint