Increasing need for cost reduction and energy conservation are top trends impacting the global building energy management systems (BEMS) market for the healthcare sector

The increasing need for cost reduction and energy conservation, as well as increased certification requirements are the top three trends expected to impact the global energy management systems market for the healthcare sector from 2016-2020, recent research from Technavio has been able to suggest.

Healthcare facilities are one of the most energy intensive users, as they involve the use of equipment which runs round the clock for the upkeep of its in-house patient. Combined with a steady increase in electricity prices, this leads to an increase in the operating cost of the healthcare facilities leading to a direct impact on their bottom line expenses.

By implementing energy management practices, a typical building can save 10%-20% of the power consumption and extend it above 30% with a comprehensive energy plan.

Hospitals consume significant amounts of electricity due to the installation of various kinds of infrastructure and equipment such as 24-hour operation theatres, large volume rooms and corridors, along with surgical and diagnostic equipment. With depleting energy resources, energy management is considered to be one of the most efficient methods to reduce the energy usage in this sector. There are various processes involved in energy management, which include recording, normalizing, analyzing, targeting, monitoring, reporting, and controlling. This involves finding opportunities for improvement and installing devices such as sensors, HVAC and lighting controls for conserving power.

Energy management products also facilitate the creation of targets for reducing energy consumption, monitoring the use to check if it matches the set targets, and reporting the outcome to the end-user. This enables a reduction in energy usage and reduces overall costs, which is one of the major factors driving the growth of the energy management systems market in the healthcare sector.

Sayani Roy, a lead analyst from Technavio, specializing in research on the smart grid sector, says, “The global energy management systems market for the healthcare sector is expected to grow at a steady rate throughout the forecast period mainly driven by the need to reduce the costs of healthcare. Healthcare facilities adopt energy management systems that enable them to lower energy consumption while improving the productivity of the employees.”

HeatingSave – the perfect building energy management system (BEMS) to deliver significant energy savings in the healthcare sector

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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