Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
Healthcare is another industry that is heavily dependent on energy being supplied and that of energy being effectively consumed. The biggest contributor to this is lights and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). This is especially true in the healthcare industry since a hospital has to run 24/7.
Our Online Measuring solutions include an Energy Audit with which we can establish how much electricity each component is using. After the Audit has been done and we have all of the relevant information, we can come up with an energy plan in reducing electricity costs. These plans might include, the retrofitting of LED lights as well as implementing demand control on certain non-essentials when not in use, read our case study on Heinz food production
We have several clients in the Healthcare, Insurance & Pharmaceutical industry. These include: Discovery Health, Ranbaxy, Pathcare, Life Healthcare and Tygerberg Hospital.
A big contributor to energy savings is to change the behaviour of the staff itself by encouraging them to turn off the lights etc. This can be evaluated by installing our Power-Star meters in the different departments. We will be able to see where the most power is being used and formulate a solution. This kind of real-time data capturing will aid in increasing accountability among the staff. Several sites have used the data for bill verification exercises with great results. The bill verification exercise became even more important in areas with less efficient city councils (such as Johannesburg) where we see many sites using Power-Star data purely for bill verification purposes.