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Efficient Lighting and LEDs

Health facilities of all sizes can benefit from efficient lighting for increased energy efficiency, reduced maintenance costs and improved environments.  Indoor and outdoor lighting can be provided by a wide range of lighting technologies, including: incandescent, fluorescent, light emitting diode (LED), and high-pressure sodium, among others.

6 Steps to Powering Health

Powering Health's six-step approach to understanding a health facility’s energy needs and designing an energy system to meet those needs in a cost effective way. Learn about the approach and find resources supporting each step.

IHFI Begins Wiring Rehab at HUEH

Under USAID's IHFI project, HUEH hospital in Port-au-Prince will undergo wiring upgrades for critical facilities such as the surgery, emergency and maternity wards, as well as an overhaul of its long-dormant power plant.

An energy audit at Guyana's Georgetown Public Hospital doubles as a training exercise as part of IHFI's efforts to expand energy efficiency and institutional capacity in the country.

JORDAN - The USAID Jordan Economic Development Program (SABEQ) has released the results of energy and water audits recently conducted with the purpose of increasing the water and energy efficiency and overall competitiveness of Jordanian hospitals.

USAID conducted a training course focused on improving energy services to support laboratory infrastructure at local health facilities.

In Haiti, USAID is implementing the Improving Health Facility Infrastructure (IHFI) project, focused on providing reliable electrical power to hospitals and clinics throughout the country.

Energy Efficiency Brings Health Benefits

In Gabrovo, Bulgaria, a USAID project focused on upgrading heating, ventilation, and energy management control systems, as well as lighting, windows, water heating equipment, and combined heat and power (cogeneration) systems. While the primary focus of the project was to demonstrate energy and financial savings to local officials, the project also yielded important health benefits.

Energy Efficiency

Incorporating energy efficiency measures for health facilities will help to reduce future challenges associated with off-grid clinics or those with unreliable grid power supply.

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