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    How to Manage Operating Room HVAC for Efficiency

    Hospitals demand high energy use from HVAC systems, operating rooms in particular. The ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE codes that govern...


    Tags: Healthcare, Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical

    Evolution of Connecticut Utility Incentives

    Thirty years ago, before utilities had efficiency incentive programs, I was developing efficiency solutions for a hospital...


    Tags: Utility Incentives, Hartford, Energy Services

    Energy Efficiency Investment ROI on Capital Spend

    Any business, whether for-profit or non-profit, typically makes difficult financial decisions every year regarding the...


    Tags: Financing, Thought Leadership, Energy Efficiency

    HVAC Overview Part II: Efficient Air Conditioning with RTUs and AHUs

    Heating and cooling buildings (excluding electric heating) usually involves a fluid (liquid or gas) flowing through ducts or...


    Tags: Thought Leadership, Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical

    Are You in Hot Water [Boilers]?

    A custom-engineered hot water boiler upgrade is saving one of our Cambridge, MA-based customers over $140,000 annually. Energy...


    Tags: Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical, Energy Services

    Why You Should Look into AHU Refurbishment for Your Facility

    What’s both central to the HVAC system and a large consumer of energy costs for your facility? The Air Handling Unit (or AHU)....


    Tags: Energy Efficiency, HVAC/Mechanical, Energy Services

    3 Facts to Know About Utility Incentives in Connecticut

    Three affiliated hospitals in Connecticut have recently qualified for over $3,200,000 of electric and gas utility incentives....


    Tags: Utility Incentives, Energy Efficiency, Hartford

    Hospital Energy Use: Taking Advantage of Energy Efficiency

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, healthcare is one of the top five energy-consuming building categories and...


    Tags: Healthcare, Energy Efficiency

    Campus Energy Efficiency Programs: How It’s Done

    This blog post is an excerpt from "The Missed Investment: How College and University Endowment Funds Can Achieve the Highest...


    Tags: LED Lighting, Financing, Energy Efficiency,

    Energy Efficiency Investments in Higher Education

    College and university endowments are managed by financial professionals who generally invest in a portfolio of equity and...


    Tags: Financing, Thought Leadership, Energy Efficiency,

    3 Challenges of a Hospital Retrofit

    Hospital or healthcare facilities present many opportunities for improvement via a hospital retrofit project if efficiency...


    Tags: Healthcare, Energy Efficiency

    A Prescription for Energy Efficiency in Healthcare

    Hospitals are among the most energy intensive facilities in the United States. With the rising cost of energy, many healthcare...


    Tags: Healthcare, Energy Audit, Energy Efficiency