Healthcare

Discover how our connected building solutions improve energy efficiency in hospitals.

How do you know if your HVAC facilities are energy efficient if you don’t have the necessary data? Health Facilities Management Magazine suggests that hospitals use as much as 30% too much energy. The connected building services (CBS) offered by BuildingLogix provide strategic energy management data that improves energy efficiency.

Improving Energy Management in Hospitals

Healthcare offices use a significant amount of energy. Patient comfort and strict regulations on humidity levels require constant use of HVAC systems. A recent study by the U.S. Department of Energy found that healthcare facilities account for nearly 10% of the energy consumed by the commercial sector. This high consumption makes efficient energy management in hospitals a top priority for key decision makers.

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Why Is Your Healthcare Campus Similar to a Baseball Team?

A hospital campus isn’t just a single medical office building using one HVAC system. It’s a collection of buildings using multiple individual systems that, when tied together, create a complete building automation system (BAS).

Now compare that to the construction of a baseball lineup, nine individual players ordered in a specific way to maximize offensive efficiency. But how does a manager judge results? Traditional statistics have been used for decades but, in recent years, modern analytics have allowed value to be attached to players who previously were considered valueless.

So how do healthcare facility managers judge results? Until recently, they couldn’t. Energy bills don’t offer efficiency data, only usage, and costs. BuildingLogix provides innovative technology that helps key stakeholders make educated decisions to improve energy management in hospitals and healthcare facilities. We want to be your energy efficiency MVP.

Problems Healthcare Managers Face in Their Strategic Energy Management

Healthcare facility managers face a variety of issues when managing their energy systems. These include:

Building Variety

Every building is different. Some buildings receive more sunlight during the day, while others are older, making them less efficient. Using building analytics software from BuildingLogix helps provide specific solutions to each building’s unique problem.

Equipment Decline

New HVAC equipment typically starts breaking down after two years. Once the decline begins, it’s steep and rapid. Our analytics software carefully monitors your systems and lets you know when minor issues start occurring. Fixing minor issues helps save money by improving performance, reducing repair time, and increasing energy savings.

Employee Shortage

Every year, building automation systems become more complex while the available pool of repair contractors shrink. This shortage increases the cost of their services. By using BuildingLogix’s CBS, you can offer detailed information that minimizes repair time. Your team will gain access to reporting that helps diagnose which machines are affected and how the performance has changed so that your team can more quickly address issues.

Increased Campus Size

Healthcare facilities are always looking to increase capacity, but increased size doesn’t always lead to an increase in staff. This forces facility managers to be more efficient when working with their energy management BuildingLogix systems.

How Connected Building Services Improve Energy Management in Hospitals

CBS provides a variety of benefits for healthcare facilities. Some of those benefits include:

Lowered Costs

BuildingLogix’s CBS creates a positive economic impact by showing you where buildings are inefficient, allowing facility managers to make cost-effective improvements that reduce energy waste and improve overall building performance. We guarantee a 10% reduction in your utility costs.

Improved Building Health

Organizing your energy systems’ data with our building analytics software will improve your buildings’ health in the long run. BuildingLogix allows you to monitor your BAS data closely and track each system’s performance over time, helping you catch and repair issues when they are small.

Improved Productivity

The data provided by CBS allows your field technicians to know what systems are having problems and what tools they need to fix them. This saves repair times, limits expenses, and increases operational efficiency.

Why Use BuildingLogix To Provide Connected Building Solutions for Your Healthcare Facility?

BuildingLogix is a full-service technology provider that enables our clients to increase energy efficiency in their high-performing buildings. We offer the following services to assist our clients in their strategic energy management:

Installation

A BuildingLogix representative travels to your location to perform a complete site evaluation. Providing at least one year of utility bills and local demographic information will help our experts develop an accurate report. Our team will run the report and recommend the right system for your needs. CBS installation takes a few weeks and doesn’t require any interruption of your HVAC services. Our CBS system works with nearly every unit that is less than 20 years old, and we are brand agnostic, meaning you will always receive the solution that best suits your needs.

Data Gathering

Once installed, our system immediately starts pulling data from your BAS; the information is updated every 15 minutes and stored in a client-accessible data cloud. After one week, our team will formulate a full report of the data gathered and provide solutions to improve the overall health of your facilities. We will continue to develop new efficiency reports every month or quarter to track success.

Maintenance

We believe in establishing ongoing relationships with our clients. We strive to make continuous improvements to our technology and offer service when requested.

Institute Strategic Energy Management Practices Using BuildingLogix

Contact us today if you are ready to begin improving energy management in your hospital with BuildingLogix’s innovative technology.

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