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ASHE Launches Energy to Care Dashboard Tool

The American Society for Health Care Engineering launched a new Energy to Care Dashboard Tool, offering an at-a-glance view of healthcare facilities’ energy use. The Energy to Care Dashboard has been designed to be highly visual to reduce user burden as much as possible: with the dashboard, monitoring and observing energy use as simple as using a fitness tracker to monitor steps.

A successful energy management program optimizes energy performance through benchmarking, establishing reasonable goals, developing action plans, tracking program results and communicating those results with senior management. Using the new tool will only take 15 minutes a day to search for energy-saving findings that can influence around half of each healthcare facility’s budget and add value to the organization through savings.

The new dashboard includes a number of features that will provide added benefits to Energy to Care participants, including:

  • Clean, highly-visual and simple to use interface
  • Customized information for AHA/ASHE members
    • Energy to Care Award progress for each site
    • Energy to Care Chapter Challenge reporting
  • Energy Star data options
    • Ability to import existing Energy Star Portfolio Manager data
    • Energy Star logins are no longer required
    • Energy and facility data can be directly uploaded with Microsoft Excel templates
    • Data can be exported to Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    • New Energy Star score widget for convenient monitoring and updates
  • Energy and cost data widgets
    • Monthly utility bill consumption and cost database
    • Energy cost index monitoring
    • Energy cost savings
    • Energy usage index monitoring
    • Annual and monthly energy performance measurement and verification
    • Weather data (HDD/CDD) overlays
  • Utility bill fault detection:
    • Gaps in data due to potentially missing utility bills
    • Duplicative utility bills
    • Significant increases in monthly energy consumption and cost

The dashboard account can be accessed through the Energy to Care website https://www.energytocare.org/energy-care-dashboard.

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Posted October 14, 2019

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