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Here’s where hospitals find energy cost savings

Energy costs at U.S. hospitals average $1.67 per square foot for electricity and 48 cents per square foot for natural gas. Lighting, heating, and hot water typically represent 61-79% of total energy use. The numbers vary with climate. Regardless, energy cost savings can be claimed in every state, in any season.[1] Quick fixes The return […]

Imaging Department Skills Fair held annually at AdventHealth Apopka

The Imaging Department at AdventHealth Apopka must keep current with new procedures, new equipment, and best practices. One strategy used by the department is an annual Skills Fair. The 2018 Skills Fair was held on Monday, September 10th. This year, approximately 87% of staff completed all of the learning experiences. These experiences included games showing which […]
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Renewable energy: ready and reliable

The lights are always on at healthcare facilities. Events like births, sudden illness, and injuries occur regardless of the hour of the day or the weather outside. Even power interruptions must not interrupt care. At any hour and any facility that provides healthcare, energy needs can be substantial. The need is greatest where inpatient care […]

Commissioning panel discusses Shands Hospital success

The CxEnergy 2017 conference brought building commissioning experts to Orlando’s Champions Gate Resort, where they discussed and viewed state-of-the-art tools and technologies. The April event focused on building commissioning and energy management, as well as measurement and verification. Alexa Stone, ecoPreserve President, moderated a panel discussion of the success that the University of Florida had […]
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Orlando Health’s “Live Green” initiative spotlight in the Orlando Business Journal

An Orlando Business Journal article by Angele Maraj commends the effort of the Orlando Health sustainability initiative “Live Green”. The article featured the success of Bob Resetar in forming “Green Teams” and in several green initiatives. Bob was formerly Energy Manager and is now Facility manager at South Seminole hospital. The mission of Orlando Health’s sustainability […]