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On the road to net zero

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Digital solutions will help hospital buildings be energy efficient and sustainable.

The design of eco-friendly, energy-efficient, green hospital projects has been gaining attention in all quarters. It is a concept redefining how healthcare facilities can protect the environment while saving lives.

As one of the world’s leading sustainable companies, Schneider Electric is empowering more hospitals to become sustainable. In an interview, Amel Chadli, Vice President for Digital Energy & Software, MEA, Schneider Electric, highlighted that almost 30 per cent of hospitals worldwide are equipped with the company’s green solutions.

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Amel Chadli

“Healthcare is one of our biggest market segments. We have a dedicated team and offer solutions for hospitals and clinics. We are actively working towards offering green solutions for hospital buildings. The more these facilities electrify their needs, the more sustainable they will be as electricity is the greenest energy,” she explained.

Furthermore, she said that the less energy that gets consumed would result in lesser CO2 being produced. Therefore, Schneider Electric has a portfolio of energy-efficient solutions that aim to reduce hospital costs by 25 per cent to 40 per cent of energy consumption.

The company also offers sustainability consultancy and helps firms establish their own sustainability programme. The goal is to partner with companies and help them reduce their CO2 emissions through the use of digitised products.

Recently, Schneider Electric collaborated with Microsoft and Emirates Health Services (EHS) to launch EcoStruxure, a digital twin solution designed to increase healthcare operational performance and improve energy efficiency for hospitals across the UAE by up to 30 per cent.

She added: “Our products are open, scalable and secure. We put our sensors as part of a customised solution to make the invisible visible, and then we will control what is visible. Also, all our products are cyber secure, and 80 per cent of our products are labelled ‘green premium’, which means the industry recognises them for being good for the environment. We strategise, digitise and decarbonise. We help our customers on their journey to net zero through electrification and digitisation.”

Chadli further explained that the digital twin works by creating a replica patient room complete with all the fixtures, fittings and equipment. Complementing it, Schneider Electric’s Unified Operations Center will monitor operational performance in real-time with integrated performance management reports, metrics, analysis, and planning tools, catering to healthcare needs at an enterprise level.

Shei concluded: “This open, scalable, and secure platform helps hospitals bring more efficiency in terms of energy, but also more resiliency.”

This article appears in Omnia Health magazine. Read the full issue online today.

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