Japanese multinational conglomerate Hitachi will implement an Information and Communications Technology-based green hospital demonstration project at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi to help the hospital reduce its power consumption by as much as 30 per cent.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) has mandated Hitachi to set up a new photo-voltaic power generation facility, update existing facilities and build a system to control and monitor energy consumption at the premiere hospital in the national capital, the company said.
“Hitachi will accelerate electronic management of medical image data by introducing energy-saving IT equipment,” Hitachi added.
Efficient energy consumption has emerged as a prominent focus area in leading hospitals of India. Cooling and heating loads of a hospital are enormous compared to buildings in most other sectors. This is due to the need of airtight sterile environments within most departments of the hospital which negates the possibility of natural ventilation.
Green hospitals are able to increase their efficiency and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care.