I took a job working for a new company and now I am the administrator for a brand new hospital that just opened.
The hospital is located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the city and the company that built the hospital did not spare any expense when constructing the building.
Each one of the hospital buildings has a separate energy management system. The energy management system controls the heating, AC, lighting, and the security and fire alarms. The unique system measures the energy usage throughout each building. I saw the control room when I took a tour of the hospital. The energy management system is so sophisticated that an HVAC technician has to sit in the control room to monitor the system all day and all night. The building is always cool and comfortable. The indoor temperatures are the same throughout each part of the building. There are no spots where the temperatures are higher or lower than other areas. Each separate area throughout the building has an air filtration system that is set up with a UV air purifier and an electrostatic air filter. The energy management system must have cost the hospital millions of dollars. Right now everything works very well, but as time goes by and the building starts to age, it’s going to be extremely time-consuming and expensive to fix things that break down in the future. It is certainly a concern that I have in the back of my mind. It’s going to be my job to find someone to handle the repairs to this sophisticated system.