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Title: Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals

Abstract

Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about one-thirdof the primary energy used in US buildings, and their energy use is increasing faster than other end-uses. In healthcare facilities, 30percent of the annual electricity was used by MELs in 2008. This paper presents methods and challenges for estimating medical MELs energy consumption along with estimates of energy use in a hospital by combining device-level metered data with inventories and usage information. An important finding is that common, small devices consume large amounts of energy in aggregate and should not be ignored when trying to address hospital energy use.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1172701
Report Number(s):
LBNL-6084E
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
World Review of Science, Technology and Sust. Development
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 1,2,3; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2012
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; commercial buildings; end-use; hospitals; medical; miscellaneous electrical load; energy utilisation intensity; healthcare

Citation Formats

Black, Douglas R., Lanzisera, Steven M., Lai, Judy, Brown, Richard E., and Singer, Brett C.. Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Black, Douglas R., Lanzisera, Steven M., Lai, Judy, Brown, Richard E., & Singer, Brett C.. Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals. United States.
Black, Douglas R., Lanzisera, Steven M., Lai, Judy, Brown, Richard E., and Singer, Brett C.. 2012. "Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1172701.
@article{osti_1172701,
title = {Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals},
author = {Black, Douglas R. and Lanzisera, Steven M. and Lai, Judy and Brown, Richard E. and Singer, Brett C.},
abstractNote = {Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about one-thirdof the primary energy used in US buildings, and their energy use is increasing faster than other end-uses. In healthcare facilities, 30percent of the annual electricity was used by MELs in 2008. This paper presents methods and challenges for estimating medical MELs energy consumption along with estimates of energy use in a hospital by combining device-level metered data with inventories and usage information. An important finding is that common, small devices consume large amounts of energy in aggregate and should not be ignored when trying to address hospital energy use.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1172701}, journal = {World Review of Science, Technology and Sust. Development},
number = 1,2,3,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {9}
}