Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are saving money by improving their energy efficiency with PECO.

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are saving money by improving their energy efficiency with PECO.

Energy powers everything from routine annual checkups to urgent emergency room visits. We can help you find energy efficiency improvements to lower your operating costs, so you can reinvest the savings in enhancing patient care and retaining qualified healthcare professionals.

Patient Comfort

Simple upgrades can enable better climate control and indoor air quality in your facilities.


By controlling and reducing energy costs, you can free up capital for patient care investments.


Drive safety and security inside and outside your facilities—protecting your employees, patients, and visitors.


Increase the uptime of your systems by extending the lifespan of your equipment.


Enhance your brand reputation as a committed sustainability leader.


Improve employee retention and talent acquisition for medical staff seeking careers with sustainability-minded organizations.

Don’t miss out on financial incentives.

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PECO's Energy Saving Process

Your journey to increased energy efficiency starts here. As you progress through these tiers, you’ll discover even more ways to build a healthy bottom line while streamlining your operations.

Tier 1

Savings Starter

Basic energy efficiency projects can make a big difference for hospitals and healthcare facilities. PECO can provide a complimentary energy report to show you how to upgrade your equipment and build a healthier bottom line. Then, choose from instant lighting discounts and financial incentives for:

Interior Lighting

Improve patient well-being and staff performance by installing LED bulbs in high-bay and low-bay fixtures, troffers, track lighting, tube lamps, wall-mount fixtures, and exit signage.

Exterior Lighting

Illuminate spaces such as entryways, parking garages, and walkways with LEDs in pole/arm-mounted lights, canopy fixtures, floodlights, wallpacks, landscape fixtures, and more.

Lighting & HVAC Controls & Schedules

Lighting, heating, and cooling account for more than half of the energy use for many healthcare organizations. Adjust lighting and temperature automatically in hospital wings, corridors, and operating rooms using occupancy sensors, dimmers, photosensors, and programmable thermostats.

A hospital that cuts annual energy costs by $350,000 by installing LED lighting can recoup the cost of a new MRI machine in under three years.

Tier 2

Savings Leader

Building on your progress, you can increase your energy savings with more advanced energy efficiency upgrades. Take advantage of financial incentives from PECO to make improvements like these:

Variable Speed Drives (VSDs)

Maintain precise temperatures and optimize air exchange rates with VSDs that manage demand fluctuations, minimize costs, and reduce stress on critical HVAC equipment, vacuum pumps, and large fans.

Efficiency Food Service Equipment

Make cafeteria operations more efficient by installing ENERGY STAR® freezers, refrigerators, fryers, holding cabinets and ovens, and by adding VSDs to kitchen exhaust fans.

Efficient Ultra-Low Temperature Freezers

Ensure that -80°C freezers for sample or vaccine storage meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® efficiency requirements (rated as consuming less than 0.55 kWh/day/cubic foot).

Installing a VSD on a 75-kW motor in continuous duty can save nearly $20,000 per year on one application. That’s enough to buy up to three high-resolution EKG machines.

Tier 3

Savings Champion

At this stage, you’re creating a blueprint for maximum energy efficiency. Couple the improvements you made as a Savings Leader with the best financial incentives from PECO, and consider these possibilities:

High-Efficiency HVAC Rooftop Units and Chillers

Improve air quality, control temperatures and humidity, minimize noise, save space, and make repairs easier.

Compressed Air Optimization

Conduct gas and fluid leak detection and power ventilators, incubators, anesthesia equipment, and surgical tools with medical-grade air.


Harness byproduct heat from electric generation for use as an energy source.

A medical facility generating onsite power with a 2 MW gas turbine cogeneration system can average over $400,000 in annual savings. That amount can fund the purchase of up to 16 hospital-grade ventilators.

Technology Profiles

Advanced Lighting

Read more on the benefits of upgrading to LEDS and advanced lighting controls.

Compressed Air

Learn more about reducing operating costs by minimizing air leaks that contribute to energy waste.

Energy Management Systems

Read more on the benefits of energy management systems for hospitals and health care facilities.

Food Service Equipment

Read more on the benefits of upgrading to ENERGY STAR® certified food service equipment.


Read more on the benefits of upgrading to high-efficiency refrigeration equipment.

Variable-Frequency Drives

Read more on the benefits of installing variable-frequency drives on fans and pumps.

Fact Sheets


Learn more about energy efficiency opportunities for Hospitals.


Learn more about energy efficiency opportunities for Healthcare Facilities.

Financial Resources

Learn more about financial incentives available for energy-saving upgrades for your business.



University of Pennsylvania

See how PECO worked with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to increase energy efficiency.