Achieving Energy Independence: Methods and Case Studies in Healthcare for Use of Waste to Energy Technologies

Jan 20, 2014

This article reviews different waste-to-energy technologies and how healthcare facilities can employ these technologies for waste management. The article is a literature review, describing different technologies, environmental aspects, financing concepts, as well as case studies. The conclusion indicates that there is a potential to implement these technologies in healthcare facilities and that there are environmental and economic benefits for their integration.

keywords: Waste to Energy (WTE), Healthcare Buildings, Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Energy Performance Services Contract (EPSC), communities, symbiosis

Vandana Gupta, RA, LEED AP (Perkins+Will)
Perkins+Will Research Journal
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