Metropolitan Healthcare Organization
Business Activity: Hospital care
Location: Midwestern USA
Project: Energy Auditing
Our client directs an energy performance improvement program that Sieben Energy Associates (SEA) designed to help participating hospitals improve their energy efficiency and energy management practices.
SEA developed a customized plan to help participating hospitals reduce their energy-related operating costs by two to ten percent.
SEA's first phase began in February 2007 with an evaluative Phase I consisting of a diagnostic review of current energy management practices, completion of the hospital energy system survey, and an on-site evaluation by a team of our energy engineers.
The information gathered in Phase I was assembled into preliminary analyses of each participating hospital’s energy consumption and costs, including detailed looks at their HVAC systems, chilled and hot water and steam systems, ventilation systems, energy management control systems, lighting and lighting controls, and maintenance practices. We also factored in engineering staffing observations.
Phase II began in May of 2007 with numerous site visits and group training sessions led by our staff. In addition to identifying opportunities for collaboration and sharing energy expertise, educating personnel on facility-specific energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities, tracking participating hospitals’ accomplishments during the program period, and developing a framework for ongoing collaboration on energy-related matters, the firm identified no-cost and low-cost improvements that translated into more than $400,000 in energy-cost savings as implemented by participating hospitals. SEA continues to support the organization and member hospitals with our service offerings.