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Title: Energy conservation in large hospitals and medical centers

Abstract

Energy conservation programs can save money for medical centers. The necessary engineering capability to evaluate these methods can be provided by clinical engineering staffs since the analytical ability of the clinical engineer is directly transferable to energy conservation programs. Several conservation methods are applicable to hospitals and deserve consideration. Cogeneration can provide significant energy conservation without any sacrifice in comfort. Solar energy is well suited to hospitals (e.g., water heaters) and can provide good publicity as well as energy savings. Finally, better electronic and pneumatic controls for heating, air conditioning, and ventilation can provide large energy savings at moderate cost.

Authors:
Research Org.:
Lester Ostroy and Assoc, Garden Grove, Calif, USA
OSTI Identifier:
5558846
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Clin. Eng.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 14 SOLAR ENERGY; COGENERATION; HOSPITALS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; SOLAR WATER HEATERS; AIR CONDITIONING; ENERGY CONSERVATION; SPACE HEATING; VENTILATION; APPLIANCES; BUILDINGS; DEUS; EFFICIENCY; ENERGY SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; HEATERS; HEATING; MEDICAL CENTERS; POWER GENERATION; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; STEAM GENERATION; WATER HEATERS; 320103* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- School, Municipal, & Other Public Buildings- (-1987); 140907 - Solar Thermal Utilization- Water Heating

Citation Formats

Ostroy, L. Energy conservation in large hospitals and medical centers. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1097/00004669-198104000-00009.
Ostroy, L. Energy conservation in large hospitals and medical centers. United States. doi:10.1097/00004669-198104000-00009.
Ostroy, L. . "Energy conservation in large hospitals and medical centers". United States. doi:10.1097/00004669-198104000-00009.
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abstractNote = {Energy conservation programs can save money for medical centers. The necessary engineering capability to evaluate these methods can be provided by clinical engineering staffs since the analytical ability of the clinical engineer is directly transferable to energy conservation programs. Several conservation methods are applicable to hospitals and deserve consideration. Cogeneration can provide significant energy conservation without any sacrifice in comfort. Solar energy is well suited to hospitals (e.g., water heaters) and can provide good publicity as well as energy savings. Finally, better electronic and pneumatic controls for heating, air conditioning, and ventilation can provide large energy savings at moderate cost.},
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