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Involving Doctors and Nurses to Achieve Energy Efficiency

Objective:
Cross-sectoral enabler:
Opportunities enabled:
Country:
Sweden

The approach to energy improvements also involves health care professionals in activities to reduce the use of electricity. In a sequence of projects beginning in 2006, efforts have been made to involve health care professionals in this work. One of the projects involved saving energy by installing motion detectors to control lighting in different spaces.

The approach to energy improvements also involves health care professionals in activities to reduce the use of electricity. In a sequence of projects beginning in 2006, efforts have been made to involve health care professionals in this work. One of the projects involved saving energy by installing motion detectors to control lighting in different spaces. A competition was arranged between hospitals and departments to win points by identifying the largest number of places where such equipment could profitably be installed. This led to savings of 160,000 euro in only one of the hospitals in the region. The experiences from this and other similar projects have been taken forward into new projects that involve identifying a wider range of savings opportunities and involving a wide range of personnel in savings activities. In later projects, different types of energy savings opportunities are identified, these are prioritized and plans are made for the implementation of the prioritized improvements. This project is unique in the way it has focused on engaging health care professionals in efforts to save energy, and in terms of the volume of savings that have been achieved.

Countries where implemented:
Sweden
Contact:

Sustainable Business Hub