With increasing operating costs continuing to plague the viability of hospitals and medical centers, there’s a growing need to identify forward-thinking ways to lower expenses. Key energy-efficiency measures are enabling medical facilities to free up dollars normally spent on operations.
To support the operational goals of healthcare facilities, we take a comprehensive, whole-building (interior and exterior) approach to address the energy-efficiency needs of a broad range of campuses and buildings.
Our team does the following:
- Reduces energy usage and improves the efficiency of lighting, water, and building envelope performance.
- Improves patient and staff comfort and performance.
- Optimizes healthcare facility assets while reducing overhead costs.
- Works flexible day and night shifts, coordinates schedules around surgeries and unforeseen requirements, and wears easily identifiable company uniforms and badges.
- Screens and background checks all of our installers and places a premium on security.
- Completes professional design-build efforts with minimal disruption to patients, doctors, nurses, medical staff, and healthcare administrators.
Many medical facilities are adopting energy-efficient lighting systems. Our lighting solutions enable healthcare facilities to lower energy and maintenance costs while maximizing occupant comfort and staff performance throughout the healthcare environment.
We create smart building designs that integrate advanced lighting control systems, building automation, intermittent use of spaces, and human-centric lighting systems. Exterior lighting systems and blue safety lighting systems contribute toward improved healthcare campus safety.
Sophisticated lighting control systems can do everything from turning lights off when spaces are unoccupied to automatically dimming on sunny days to providing manual control in specific rooms. In addition, more sophisticated lighting control systems can also be used to track hospital-owned assets throughout medical facilities.
Replacing older traditional lights with LED lighting is one way to achieve greater sustainability as well as energy savings. Tunable LED lights have the ability to impact energy expenditures, saving up to billions annually for healthcare facilities across the country. LED lights are also a cost-effective tool used in healthcare facility settings to support doctor, nurse, and medical center staff productivity.
Advanced water efficiency solutions provide ROI-driven results for healthcare facilities. We identify, design, and build water, sewer, and energy-efficiency solutions unique to each building to reduce energy use, identify hidden exterior water use issues, and save money.
To reduce energy costs, we conduct facility evaluations and develop plans. Water conservation measures include both new fixture installations and retrofits, including flushometer toilets with flow moderators to ensure that the gallons per flush are at a conserving level of flow (1.5 gpf), sterilization equipment and more. . We also install lavatory sinks, utility sinks, and pre-rinse sinks, as well as retrofit and replace spray valves in sinks.
Our solutions cover plumbing applications and HVAC equipment, including condensers, compressors, pumps, boilers, and cooling tower optimization. We also build reverse osmosis water purification, water leak detection, low-water harvesting, stormwater management, and smart irrigation systems, including design and installation of controllers that analyze weather patterns and soil vapor transformation. In addition, our water efficiency programs can include commercial kitchen and laundry equipment upgrades.
We blend security solutions with cost-effective building envelope solutions to protect patients and medical staff. In fact, many healthcare facilities can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs when our project delivery teams implement air sealing and energy loss prevention measures. We ensure that everything meant to stay outside actually stays outside and that everything meant to stay inside actually stays inside.
Our expertise includes the following:
- Building envelope performance audits
- Air barrier penetration sealing
- Weather stripping and caulking
- Insulation and spray foams
- Window solutions, including security improvement safety films
- Daylighting technologies
- Solar shade solutions
- Cool roof technologies
- Destratification solutions
- Pipe insulation
- Turnkey installation
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