chapter  17
12 Pages

- Energy Analysis and Minimization in Health Care

The organization that was the focus of this case study was a 300-bed hospital located in Lucas County, Ohio. The current facility was constructed in 1975. There are approximately 1500 employees working in various ’elds at this hospital. As this is facility is a full hospital, it is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are eight ¨oors, with the top seven ¨oors being mainly for patient rooms and the ’rst ¨oor housing operating rooms, emergency rooms, dining areas, of’ces, and a gift store. The hospital has peak energy consumption during regular business hours.