A disproportionate share of hospitals’ electricity consumption goes to standby consumption – especially for medical equipment. Viegand Maagøe has helped six hospitals in Region Zealand to locate energy savings, so hospitals can now develop OFF lists for the equipment.

Client: Region Zealand via Go’Energy

The task
In hospitals, a large part of the energy consumption is associated with the use of medico-technical equipment such as MRI scanners, dialysis equipment and x-ray equipment. Large proportions of these appliances’ consumption are standby consumption – for some appliances it goes up to 90% – and on top of that the energy consumption for cooling and ventilating equipment.

Viegand Maagøe was given the task of helping six hospitals in Region Zealand through workshops to reduce the energy cost of their equipment.

How we solved the task
The equipment can be turned off in a far greater extent than users realize, and Viegand Maagøe inspired hospitals to identify which equipment can be turned off in what situations. We did so by, for instance, showing examples of what has worked in other hospitals.

During a workshop we facilitated dialogue between clinicians and technicians, and made sure that the ideas are being continued by hospitals’ coordinators.

And the result was
The hospitals are no longer confused about what can and cannot be turned off. Viegand Maagøe has helped clinicians and technicians to work together to find ways to turn off the medico-technical equipment and regulate ventilation as needed.

Learn more
Contact Mie Skaarup Brødsgaard, mib@viegandmaagoe.dk or +45 31 75 17 34