Robert Bosch hospital
"Optimizing energy consumption for hospitals with connected energy management."
Customer Reference | Germany
Bosch uses the multifunctional Energy Platform management tool to identify potential areas for energy savings and then develops solutions to increase efficiency in hospitals.
The operators of hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities are under continual cost pressure. Many of them invest in state-of-the-art medical technology and the latest treatment methods while frequently neglecting to consider the provision of energy. Yet, there is a reason to take a closer look at this area.
For example, on average 70 to 80 percent of the energy in hospitals is utilized for heating and 20 to 30 percent for electricity. However, the different costs of the energy sources mean that the greater share of the energy costs goes toward purchasing electricity. Therefore, tapping potential for increased efficiency usually translates into high economic benefits.
Energy efficiency solutions reduce the costs in hospitals sustainably.
Every area offers opportunities to reduce energy costs, regardless of whether they result from lighting, cooling, room heating, or steam. “Competitiveness in the healthcare sector can be noticeably increased with our management tool Energy Platform and the measures it yields, because any money savings can be redirected to core tasks,” Sven Sautter, Head of the Energy Services business field at Bosch Energy and Building Solutions GmbH, emphasizes.
Connected energy management from Bosch enables a comprehensive analysis of energy efficiency. By using the core of the solution, the cloud-based Energy Platform, hospitals can precisely record and evaluate data on the energy consumption of individual media and processes. On the basis of this information, hospitals can identify and evaluate optimisation potentials in order to subsequently derive well-defined actions for improvement.