Victorian public hospitals consume about one per cent of the total stationary energy used in Victoria. Between 2005-06 and 2013-14, energy consumption in Victorian public healthcare services increased by 2 per cent, while floor area increased by 13 per cent and separations (episodes of treatment) by 31 per cent.
Energy use in Victorian public healthcare services
Energy use in Victorian public health services is significant and tracked.
Energy management in healthcare
The Guide to energy management in the healthcare sector sets out goals for energy management, roles and responsibilities, energy procurement and programs that support energy management.
Energy break-up in health services
The Energy break-up by end-use factsheet provides information on the segregation of energy consumed by a large metropolitan hospital.
Energy efficiency in hospitals
Energy efficiency means using less energy to achieve the same level of outcome, or an improvement using the same amount of energy.
Co-generation in health services
Co-generation is the use of a natural-gas-fired engine to simultaneously generate both electricity and useful heat.
Renewable energy in hospitals
Renewable energy is generated using renewable resources that ongoing natural processes can rapidly replace.
Energy purchasing options and contracts
Health services are responsible for purchasing their own energy and are encouraged to access competitive retail contracts.
Reviewed 10 November 2023