This guide was created to help healthcare facility decision-makers plan, design, and implement energy improvement projects in their facilities. It was designed with energy managers in mind, and presents practical guidance for kick-starting the process and maintaining momentum throughout the project life cycle.
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A set of specifications for continuous performance monitoring systems that can be easily adapted and routinely used by a variety of organizations for both new construction and control system retrofits
This website provides guidance on metrics and benchmarks that can be used to identify potential efficiency opportunities in laboratories, data centers and cleanrooms. These "high-tech" buildings are very energy intensive have efficiency opportunities that are not typically found in other commercial buildings.
This Technical Support Document (TSD) describes the process and methodology for the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities (SHC-AEDG), which is intended to provide recommendations for achieving 30% whole-building energy savings in small hospitals and healthcare facilities over levels achieved by following the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. The SHC-AEDG was developed in collaboration with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA),the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and DOE.
The Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities can help in the design of new healthcare facilities that are 30% more energy efficient than current industry standards using ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999 as a benchmark. This saves energy but also supports the other design goals important to healthcare facilities: to improve the patient experience, enhance the healing environment, increase staff retention, lower construction and operating costs, contribute to an environmentally conscious building design, and improve the bottom-line performance of the healthcare facility.
The Commercial Buildings Group at NREL developed this Technical Support Document under the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program. It documents the technical analysis performed and the resulting design guidance that will enable large hospitals to achieve whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004. This report also documents in detail the modeling methods used to demonstrate that the design recommendations meet or exceed the 50% energy savings goal.
This action plan provides detailed examples of enhancements to communication standards to provide descriptive data that better facilitates building operations decisions. This will allow current and future algorithms to efficiently transform raw data into actionable insights.
This interactive checklist is tied to online video tutorials and walks you through the steps necessary to create an energy model of your existing building. You can create a baseline simulation, model and run simulations for retrofit alternatives, and compare them against your baseline model. You can just watch the videos or follow along with your own files or files supplied with the videos. The video player offers choices at a number of points, such as choosing from different methods for creating building geometry.
Best Practice Integration of CHP Systems into Critical Hospital Systems