Healthcare facilities face many challenges that are specific to this type of building since they have strict requirements for energy and clean water resources. According to ASHRAE, the average hospital uses 2.5 times the amount of energy compared to other commercial buildings. Unlike in other building types, energy- and water-related disruptions can be life-threatening events in healthcare facilities. In addition to the operational risks of running a facility, the overall business environment for healthcare-related buildings is extremely competitive. Healthcare executives are under tremendous pressure to contain costs while maintaining exemplary patient experiences and high satisfaction ratings.
Energy efficient building technologies can help healthcare facilities face these challenges. While cost efficiencies represent a significant benefit, these technologies can also improve the indoor environment of healthcare facilities, including air, power, and lighting quality. These factors contribute to a strategic goal for healthcare-related buildings: improved patient experience and quality of care. Other important considerations for healthcare facilities include patient and employee safety, employee retention, maintenance backlogs, and aging infrastructures. Energy efficient building technologies integrated with intelligent building solutions such as Internet of Things and software as a service can add even more value to healthcare facilities. Facilities that have adopted these systems are realizing significant energy savings, reasonable ROI, and increased non-energy-related operational efficiencies.
This Navigant Research report analyzes the global market for energy efficient building technologies in healthcare facilities. The study examines the opportunities and challenges afforded by the installation of energy efficient HVAC, lighting, controls, water efficiency, water heating, and building envelope products, as well as commissioning and installation services. Global market forecasts, segmented by product and service type, construction type, and region, extend through 2027. The report also analyzes the market issues, including market drivers and hurdles and vendor opportunities, related to energy efficient building technologies in healthcare facilities.