Energy Efficiency

Health care is the second most energy-intensive building sector in the United States, according to Department of Energy. Health care facilities in the U.S. use roughly double the energy of office buildings of comparable size. US EPA studies show that North American hospitals consume twice the energy per square foot as do their European counterparts. 

At the same time, the health care sector is experiencing the largest boom in health care construction and renovation in decades. Thankfully, a growing number of hospitals are using green building strategies and innovative technologies that reduce energy use — and can also save hospitals substantial amounts of money.

Health Care Without Harm has partnered with stakeholders in the health care and building sectors on several resources for hospitals including: