Energy management for healthcare clients is often a matter of life or death. When the grid fails, and extreme weather or other unforeseen circumstances impact energy supplies, critical facilities like hospitals must continue to operate normally to ensure the quality of patient care and safety. To guarantee reliability and reduce costs, healthcare facilities requiring technology-centralized monitoring and control of their Emergency Power Supply System (EPSS) turn to Blue Pillar. This blog, is about two Blue Pillar healthcare customers who capitalized on significant energy savings of $20,000 to $200,000 per site by implementing an energy management strategy using our Aurora® Energy Network of Things™ platform. Below, are their stories.
Over the last year, Blue Pillar partnered with nonprofit Powered for Patients to create the Roadmap to Resiliency whitepaper. Our 35-page whitepaper discusses emergency power best practices and ways for healthcare facilities to safeguard emergency power through new technologies and innovative protocols. This blog is a short summary of our whitepaper, which is a valuable resource for healthcare providers going into the ASHE 2017 Conference. If you are looking to set higher standards for patient care through improved resiliency and energy efficiency, learn more by download the full Whitepaper here.
During a natural disaster or extreme weather event, the public relies on hospitals, not only for the day-to-day business of keeping people healthy, but to act as first responders on the front lines of a disaster. During Hurricane Sandy, many New York City hospitals weren’t able to fill this crucial role. Mechanical systems failed because of flooding or storm related issues, and when it was time to rely on the backup generators, those failed too. Patients had to be moved, and the city was forced to face the disaster with dangerously reduced health care resources.
This blog is part two in a two-part series on why critical facilities can increase grid stability and financial return by participating in Emergency Demand Management programs. Click here to read part 1.
This blog is a part one of a two-part series on why critical facilities can increase grid stability and financial return by participating in Emergency Demand Management programs.
Developing a Centralized Facility Management (CFM) strategy is a critical component of energy management for the facility of the future—particularly for critical facilities that have onsite generation and require high levels of resiliency. When the lights go out, bad things happen and lives could potentially be put at risk. Blue Pillar has worked with hundreds of critical facilities nationwide to adopt a CFM strategy that improves resiliency and compliance and prepares them for what's to come. In this post, we explore the top 10 factors driving the adoption of this strategy as an industry best practice.