Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance
Singer, Brett C., Paul A. Mathew, Steve E. Greenberg, William F. Tschudi, Dale A. Sartor, Susan Strom, Walter Vernon
This document describes an energy benchmarking framework for hospitals. The document is organized as follows. The introduction provides a brief primer on benchmarking and its application to hospitals. The next two sections discuss special considerations including the identification of normalizing factors. The presentation of metrics is preceded by a description of the overall framework and the rationale for the grouping of metrics. Following the presentation of metrics, a high-level protocol is provided. The next section presents draft benchmarks for some metrics; benchmarks are not available for many metrics owing to a lack of data. This document ends with a list of research needs for further development.
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Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Commercial Building Systems, High Tech and Industrial Systems, Indoor Environment Group, Building and Industrial Applications Department, Whole Building Systems Department, Sustainable Energy Department, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division
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