Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance

TitleHospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance
Publication TypeReport
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-2738E
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSinger, Brett C.
Secondary AuthorsMathew, Paul A., Steve E. Greenberg, William F. Tschudi, Dale A. Sartor, Susan Strom, and Walter Vernon
Date Published09/2009
PublisherLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

This document describes an energy benchmarking framework for hospitals. The document is organized as follows. The introduction provides a brief primer on benchmarking and its application to hospitals. The next two sections discuss special considerations including the identification of normalizing factors. The presentation of metrics is preceded by a description of the overall framework and the rationale for the grouping of metrics. Following the presentation of metrics, a high-level protocol is provided. The next section presents draft benchmarks for some metrics; benchmarks are not available for many metrics owing to a lack of data. This document ends with a list of research needs for further development.

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