Mise en œuvre des hôpitaux pour la santé des utilisateurs et la réduction de la consommation d'énergie.

Commissioning of hospitals for occupant health and energy reduction.

Numéro : pap. 1017



In addition to providing for occupant comfort, the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems serving hospitals aim to provide an indoor environment that enhances patient health. To this end codes and standards define many aspects of hospitals' HVAC systems: temperature and humidity requirements, filtration levels, minimum airflows, air pressure relationships between adjacent spaces, etc. These stringent HVAC requirements contribute to hospitals’ high energy use as compared to other types of facilities. Reducing the energy consumed without sacrificing patient safety and health has resulted in more complex HVAC and control systems, making the likelihood of all the systems working as-intended, without commissioning, less likely. Many hospitals’ management teams are, however, reluctant to spend the money on commissioning. This presentation highlights some real-world patient health and energy reduction benefits of problems that were identified and corrected as part of commissioning and describes the value of these benefits is a way that hospital management teams can understand.

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Pages : 10 p.


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  • Titre original : Commissioning of hospitals for occupant health and energy reduction.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30010443
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : Clima 2013. 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings.
  • Date d'édition : 16/06/2013


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