Why is central plant optimization important?
Hospitals have to operate in a climate of rising energy costs. Controlling and reducing energy consumption is desirable from the environmental perspective and can have a positive impact on operating budgets. The single greatest consumer of energy in a hospital is estimated to be the central chilled water plant. Effective renovation initiatives in this area alone can have a significant and positive financial impact through the whole lifetime of the high-efficient equipment.
As well as satisfying energy savings, central plants must meet code compliance and ASHRAE standards as part of their validated status. Renovation initiatives involving central plants are also complex. As a result, Performance Services always approaches these projects with a fully integrated team. This enables us to give full attention throughout the design and delivery phases of a project.