Energy cost saving in hospitals
Building services engineering in the focus: Intelligent measurement and control technology can help hospitals gaining efficiency and sustainability.
A current study by the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies, VDE, shows it clearly: German hospitals could save approximately 600 million Euro of energy costs per year and reduce CO2 emission by six million tons.
“Blue Hospital” is the name of the position paper in which the association proves that concerted measures can result in a savings potential of 40 %. According to VDE such measures are based on a combination of modern building automation, efficient clinical paths, and intelligent heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technology, medical technology as well as information and communication technology. Only this way it is possible to combine quality, economy, and efficiency in all areas of the hospital – always with the aim of long-term effectiveness.
Modern measurement and control technology for sustainable energy management
In practical implementation, an optimisation of operational procedures and with it, higher capacity utilisation, a renewal and modernisation of medical products as well as information- and communication-technical systems and the improvement of energy efficiency in buildings are in the foreground.
With the permanent objective of utilising energy intelligently and the innovation products of measurement and control technology developed under that aspect, also S+S Regeltechnik makes a significant contribution. An exemplary as well as sustainable energy management, specifically for the application in hospitals, is made possible by our temperature sensors and controllers, humidity sensors and transmitters, or radio sensors. Whether it’s the control of humidity in OP rooms, or ideally air-conditioned clinic rooms – with high-precision measurement and control technology energy efficiency can be increased and the global CO2 balance can be improved. The exhaustion of those up to now idle savings potentials furthermore leads to significant efficiency and quality enhancements and contributes to sustainably strengthen the German pioneering role in the field technological applications in the healthcare sector.