No cookie-cutter formula for improving energy efficiency at health facilitiesThe Vancouver Sun, November 7, 2013
In most facilities, changing a lightbulb is a pretty simple task. But in a hospital, even minor tasks can be complicated.
“Trying to change a light bulb in a hospital is not trivial when you’re talking about infection control challenges and patient impact,” Jeff Whitson says. “In a simple office building, you don’t have the same challenges. That’s what I love about what I do. In a hospital setting, improving energy efficiency isn’t as simple as you might think.”
Whitson is the Key Account Manager for the health sector in B.C. It’s his job to help provincial health authorities who are part of the BC Hydro Power Smart Partner Program maximize the energy efficiency of their facilities.