Archive Going Green 2010

Is Your Equipment Running As Efficiently As You Are?

A guide to reducing your energy consumption while remaining on the cutting edge of technology.

Susan Strom, LEED AP

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The more high tech outpatient surgery becomes, the more electrical outlets you need to accommodate all the devices and equipment used on a single case. Unfortunately, reducing your carbon footprint in the surgical suite isn't as easy as looking for the Energy Star label on the devices you buy and install — for most medical equipment, no such label exists. But if you know what to look for and the right questions to ask, there are ways to reduce your energy consumption while remaining on the cutting edge of technology.

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