Sixty-two percent of health care executives responsible for making investments in and managing facilities expect to make new capital investments in energy efficiencies during the next year, according to a recent survey.

The percentage of those planning new energy efficiency investments in health care is 10 points higher compared with survey respondents across multiple industry sectors. Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls, which sells a range of facilities management technologies and services, commissioned the survey in March, polling 2,882 executives across industry sectors worldwide.

Seventeen percent of 288 North American health care survey respondents have implemented personal computer and information technology power management systems during the past year, according to the survey.

Other energy efficiencies undertaken during that time include installing energy efficient lighting (73 percent), adjusting heating and air conditioning systems to reduce run time (57 percent), upgrading building automation systems (56 percent), replacing inefficient equipment before the end of its useful life (41 percent) and installing energy efficient windows (23 percent).

 This article first appeared on Health Data Management's web site.

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