Energy

Pillars of a Successful Construction Project

By Mike Reid, Vice President, Construction, Capital and Facility Contracting To shape building or renovation plans, decrease costs and ensure projects meet functional requirements, healthcare providers must build a comprehensive program that covers all aspects of construction – from planning to furniture. Just as important as design specifications and functional requirements, are clinical resources and […]

New Intalere Member Best Practice Compendium Shares “How the Best is Done”

By Brent Johnson, Intalere President and CEO In today’s challenging healthcare environment, providers, both big and small, must continuously find creative ways to improve operations, maintaining high levels of quality care, while simultaneously keeping an eye on the bottom line. Our members continually strive to implement outstanding and innovative solutions in reducing healthcare costs and improving […]

Intalere Member Conference Guest Blog: Promoting Sustainable Health Care

By Gary Cohen, president and founder of Health Care Without Harm The Intalere Member Conference kicks off May 19, and will feature industry leaders from all facets of healthcare sharing solutions and best practices with Intalere members.  Gary Cohen, president and founder of Health Care Without Harm will present the session, The Healthier Hospitals Initiative: […]

The Need for a Comprehensive Energy Management Program: Part II

By Mike Reid, Vice President, Construction Capital and Facility Services, Intalere Typically, the most wasteful areas in a healthcare facility’s energy spending/consumption, and therefore, the greatest opportunities for savings are: Lighting Controls/control systems Motors/drives/HVAC In terms of the utility bill audit and its importance, utility companies make mistakes – not on purpose – it’s mainly due […]

The Need for a Comprehensive Energy Management Program

By Mike Reid, Vice President, Construction Capital and Facility Services, Intalere According to the United States Department of Energy, hospital energy costs have risen dramatically over the past ten years. Estimates project that hospitals are spending at least $8.5 billion on energy costs, and the amount could easily be closer to $11–$15 billion. In general, […]