Institutions need wholesale electric prices
There are many business that make use of wholesale electric prices, since their usage is high it makes sense that they get a special rate for volume usage, one of the business areas that used a large volume of electricity are hospitals, and prisons according the a newspaper article date 1st January 2010 in the Guardian newspaper. A government survey that was conducted on greenhouse gasses on public buildings such as hospitals, prisons, museums and police officers found that prisons and hospitals were the worst offenders. Therefore, it makes sense that these institutions should be looking at ways to improve their carbon footprint.
Letís take an average hospital, a large majority of hospitals in the UK are old sprawling buildings that need a serious look at their usage, and areas where they could save energy, large wards, theatres, public areas etc have lights that are burning in many places almost 24 hours of a day, some lights have probably never been switched off for many years. Itís understandable that hospitals will be high usage buildings as needs of patients are important, but any energy efficiency expert who walks around a hospital could find many ways to reduce costs.
As hospitals update to more modern technology, items such as computer terminals are left on 24/7 and often unattended for hours on end. Hospital canteens will use a vast amount of energy on food preparation in all areas, x-ray department have large machines that require a good amount of electricity to operate, sonar scanners, not counting keeping the hospital at an even temperature, and often the only way to cool an overheated room is to open windows thus letting loads of energy go right out the window.
Doctors, nurses and other medical staff members have very little incentive to save energy; most of them are just too busy to think of powering down a computer or switching off lights as they leave the room. Surely there should be a drive for public buildings to use motion sensor activated lighting in all public buildings which would have a large impact on energy saving in addition to improving their environmental standing. Government buildings and institutions should be setting an example that other should be able to follow.
If you are a hospital or large institution it would make perfect sense to contact an energy broker to look into your electrical business plan and also help you find effective ways to reduce energy usage. Contact PCM Switch Business, out experts will help you improve your energy savings, reduce your bills and recommend ways of lowering your energy usage. Give us a call now we are ready to help you with your wholesale electric prices.
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