Few areas in a hospital have more critical control needs then those where surgical procedures occur. These areas have exact requirements for temperature, humidity, pressurization, and ventilation. The drivers for these conditions are literally “life and death” and are critical for both infection control as well as for the condition of the patient and the effectiveness of the operating room staff.
By necessity, these critical areas are energy intensive. In fact, they are arguably the most energy-intense spaces in a health care facility. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t readily be controlled in a method that is safe, productive, and efficient.