07/09/2010 // Riverdale, NJ, USA // Camfil Farr // Lynne Laake
For all the talk about sustainability these days — how we need to use resources more efficiently and in a way that doesn’t damage the environment — one fact often gets left out of the conversation: how buildings are one of the major sources of needless energy waste, but also one of the easiest places to become more energy efficient. That’s especially true in industries like health care, where hospitals function around the clock, opening the doors to significant savings, both in energy use and costs.
This much needed — and easily achieved — energy efficiency is the topic of a new white paper released by Camfil Farr, the world leader in air filtration systems and clean air solutions. The paper, “Energy Savings in Buildings,” shows how property owners and facility management firms — whether running a hospital or an office park — can incorporate solutions that don’t just go easy on the pocketbook, but on the environment, too. All while maintaining top-of-the-line quality.
Air filters, for example, make up approximately 30 percent of the total electric energy use — and energy cost — of an HVAC system. Yet by using a ‘green’ product designed from the ground up to be sustainable, that number can be cut dramatically. As many health care and hospital managers have found, simply replacing a traditional air filtration system with a Camfil Farr clean air solution can reduce HVAC energy costs by up to half.
The design innovations aren’t just about saving energy, however. They’re about creating air filters that work better, too. Hospital air filtration systems that have switched to Camfil Farr filters have discovered that by doing a better job reducing harmful air particles, the air filters can reduce airborne infections. And any decrease in infections is a big benefit in a health care setting.
In fact, maybe that’s the best case one can make for using ‘green’ products built for sustainability: They don’t just decrease costs, they increase quality of life. Camfil Farr low energy air products, for example, provide the highest indoor air quality while delivering the highest energy savings to customers. That’s a win-win for any building owner, manager, and user.
It’s also the route that health care and other industries need to go if they are going to provide top-notch services in an increasingly resource-constrained world. Using less energy doesn’t have to mean providing lower quality. In fact, with products like Camfil Farr clean air solutions, it means just the opposite: lower costs, better results. It means, too, a world where both the environment and its inhabitants can live together — and better.
About Camfil Farr:
The world leader in air filtration systems and clean air solutions, Camfil Farr provides products that help customers — in healthcare and other industries — achieve sustainability and maintain high air quality, while lowering total cost of ownership. The company has 23 production plants and R&D centers throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit our newsroom at http://breakingnews.green-air-filters.com, read about the Clean Air Solutions Company at http://green-air-filters.com, or call us at (toll free) 888.599.6620.
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