Spending on building management systems for the healthcare sector to soar by 2027


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Healthcare facilities are likely to invest some significant amounts towards making their buildings more energy efficient as governments are looking to cut down on spending in public services, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

As energy is seen as the area where relatively painless efficiency savings can be found, the demand for energy efficient buildings in the healthcare sector is set to surpass $6 billion by 2027.

Data from the Carbon Trust estimates that the UK’s healthcare sector alone spends more than £400 million per year on energy. While hospitals are understandably high consumption buildings, one way or another, a significant proportion of this is actually wasted, meaning that money is being wasted too.

On a global basis, this presents the industry with both a challenge, and an opportunity to make major savings. To that end, according to Navigant Research, demand for energy efficient building technologies in healthcare facilities is set to boom in the next nine years.

A study produced by the global consultancy has found that the average hospital uses 2.5 times the amount of energy compared to other commercial buildings, and unlike in other building types, energy and water-related disruptions can be life-threatening events in healthcare facilities, adding an additional pressure to obtain higher levels of energy efficiency.

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Replacing an older control system with a HeatingSave energy and boiler management controller is the quickest way of beating those tariff rises and saving on energy costs, often paying for itself in less than a year but almost always in less than 3 years.

HeatingSave can cut your energy usage by 20% to 30% with its energy management control, as its internal microprocessor constantly calculates and improves the efficiency and savings of your central heating system.

Using HeatingSave, simply choose the room temperature and the hot water you want, and when, and HeatingSave does the rest. It works with all central heating systems – oil, gas or coal – and links up with a PC to produce reports and graphs to fashion a powerful and complete energy management system.

The system is backed by the Carbon Trust and the Energy Savings Trust.

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