I took a task working for a new company and now I am the administrator for a brand new hospital that opened recently.
- The hospital is located in one of the nicest places in the area and the company that built the hospital did not spare any expense when constructing the building.
Each of the hospital buildings has a separate energy management system. The energy management system basically controls the heating, AC, lighting, and the security and fire alarms. The particular program measures the energy usage throughout each building. I saw the control room when I took a tour of the hospital. The energy management system genuinely is so sophisticated that a Heating, Ventilation, and A/C device worker has to kneel in the control room to monitor the program all afternoon and all night. The building is regularly cool and comfortable. The indoor uneven temperatures are the same throughout each area of the building. There are no spots where the uneven temperatures are higher or lower than other areas. Each separate section throughout the building has an air filtration device that is set up with a UV air purifier and an electrostatic air filter. The energy management system absolutely must have cost the hospital millions of dollars. Right now everything works particularly well, however as time goes by and the building starts to age, it’s going to be time-consuming and costly to repair things that end up breaking down in the future. It is truly a complication that I have in the back of my mind. It’s going to be my task to find someone to handle the maintenance and repairs to this sophisticated system.