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  • Expenditures in the United States on health care surpassed $2.3 trillion in 2008, more than three times the $714 billion spent in 1990, and over eight times the $253 billion spent in 1980. Patients demanding more services, cost to deliver services going up, reimbursements flat/down, budgets get squeezed
  • Energy management is a visible public commitment to the community and the environment.
  • Energy management is a visible public commitment to the community and the environment.

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  • 1. It’s Time for Your Check Up: Benchmarking Energy Usage Tim Perrin Key Account Manager NEHES Fall Conference September 27, 2011
  • 2. Why Look at Energy Use?
    • Hospitals use 2.5 times more energy per square foot than average business
    • Energy drives systems that affect patient experience
    • Energy use is one of the most controllable costs within healthcare
    • $1 expense reduction >>> $1 in new revenue
  • 3. Today’s Agenda
    • Efficiency Vermont Primer
    • Why is Efficiency Relevant?
    • Benchmarking Basics
    • Results from Vermont Hospitals
    • Next Steps in Energy Management
  • 4. Efficiency Vermont: Who We Are
    • Nation’s first statewide provider of energy efficiency services
    • Created by the Vermont Legislature and Vermont Public Service Board in 2000
    • Funded through Energy Efficiency Charge (EEC) on electric bills
  • 5. Efficiency Vermont: What We Do
    • Technical Assistance & Recommendations
    • Coupled with Economic Analysis
    • Collaborate with Architects / Contractors
    • Provide “Objective Expertise”
    • Financial Incentives & Assistance
  • 6. Services: Simple to Comprehensive
    • Rebate Forms
    • Custom Projects
      • Complex or comprehensive projects
      • Process equipment
      • Energy efficient equipment and controls
      • New construction / major renovation
      • High-performance building design
  • 7. Efficiency: Our most cost-effective energy resource
  • 8. Account Management Program
    • Point person assigned to largest customers
    • Understand your goals, needs, cycles, business
    • Identify opportunities -> work to implement
    • Marshal additional resources
    • Maximize value of services
  • 9. Why Is Energy Efficiency Relevant
    • Cost Containment
    • Patient Safety & Comfort
    • System Reliability
    • Sustainability of Operations
    • Community Leadership
  • 10. Cost Containment
  • 11.  
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  • 13. Revenue Impact of $10K Expense Reduction
  • 14. Expenses & Equivalent Revenue Net Margin = Revenue ̶ Operating Expenses Revenue
    • Tight margins  equivalent revenue increases
  • 15. Patient Safety & Comfort
  • 16. System Reliability
  • 17. Sustainability of Operations
    • Sustainability = the capacity to endure
    • Environmental
    • Societal
    • Business
    • Resource stewardship
  • 18. Community Leadership
  • 19. Benchmarking Energy Use
    • Making the invisible become more visible
    • Compile all types of energy use
    • Normalized for comparison to peers
    • Set & manage goals
    • Track performance over time
  • 20. Benchmarking Energy Use
  • 21. Statewide Energy Benchmarking ENERGY STAR Achievement National Average: 50% Vermont Average: 39%
  • 22. Areas of Focus Source: EIA, 2008
  • 23. Areas of Focus
  • 24. Areas of Focus
    • Stop uncontrolled air movement
    • Ensure building controls functioning
    • Reduce simultaneous heat & cool
    • Scheduling and/or sensors
    • Optimize system performance
  • 25. What Are My Next Steps?
  • 26. What Are My Next Steps?
    • Commit to a goal
    • Develop a plan
    • Gain executive support
    • Achieve early successes
    • Measure & verify results
    • Hospital-wide involvement
  • 27. Questions?