The Delaware Valley already experienced its first heat wave of the summer this June – which is actually early for 90-plus temperatures to hit the region. During those exceptionally hot days, employees and staff were informed that the Hospital was declaring a RED day where everyone was asked to help conserve as much energy as possible. It’s especially critical to reduce energy usage during peak electrical demand days for the Hospital’s cooling and electrical load.
In a continuing effort to conserve electrical demand, Engineering Services recommends the following actions be taken by staff:
- Turn off all unnecessary lighting in hallways, offices, conference rooms and storage areas.
- Be sure all lighting is off in conference rooms and classrooms when not in use.
- Turn off mechanical room and utility lighting.
- Close windows, shades and blinds to reduce heat from sunlight.
- Close off outside or unconditioned air spaces such as loading docks or garages.
- Turn off copiers, printers, coffee makers, coolers, unused computer monitors and other equipment not in use during the peak periods.
- Shut off, window air conditioners and fan coil units when not needed.
- Minimize large equipment use during peak time.
- Operate sterilizers and washing/drying equipment earlier or later in the day as long as patient care is not affected.
- Report any problems to the Engineering Services at 215-829-3231.
We need your ideas!
Email us your ideas to save energy at firstname.lastname@example.org Or Contact Pete Zeitz, energy manager, HUP, Physical Plant, 215-349-8500.
Thanks to all for your conservation efforts. Every individual’s effort really does make a difference.