Energy Impact Calculator

Description

What is your energy use really costing your organization, your staff, and your community?

While the kilowatt hours on a monthly energy bill are one tangible measure, indirectly the amount of energy that hospitals and health systems demand daily can have additional costs for human health and the environment.

The energy impact calculator captures some of these indirect impacts, with a focus on the health and environmental consequences linked to the emissions from power plants generating massive amounts of energy to meet demands.

The tool translates your energy data into:

  • Projected number of health incidents such as premature death, asthma, and other chronic illness caused by generating energy
  • Projected number of work loss days due to health incidents and chronic illness caused by generating energy
  • Estimated costs to treat health issues related to exposure to toxic energy production emissions such as mercury, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide
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