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[Prod/Sustainablity] Simple Design Features Could Save Hospitals $800,000 a Year

A study finds that a small investment in energy efficiency can reduce hospital energy use up to 62%. By Candace Pearson The study analyzed hospital model prototypes across the country using case studies like St. Olav's hospital in Norway, pictured here. A new study from the University of Washington Integrated Design Lab, called Targeting 100! , finds that new hospitals could lead the way in reaching the goals of the 2030 Challenge , which seeks to achieve carbon neutrality in the building sector by 2030. The research suggests that hospitals can cut their energy consumption an average of 62% by reducing the demand on heating and cooling systems through design solutions such as exterior shading, lighting controls, automatic sensors, thermal energy storage , and greater insulation. Realizing this potential would exceed the current 2030 Challenge goal of 60% savings. Such meas...

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