Envirometer for hospitals
This page shows the environmental impact of the average hospital based on Envirometer graphs and key figures.
The pie chart shows how the environmental impact is distributed in the average hospital. Business transport, visitor transport and goods transport were not included, as too few hospitals register this data.
Electricity has the biggest environmental impact for hospitals. Heating and commuting are both about a quarter of the environmental impact. Then followes waste (commercial plus dangerous). Water, wastewater, emissions and office paper were minor contributing factors.
Hospitals monitor their environmental performance on the basis of various key figures per employee (fte), bed or, for example, m2 floor area. Below are the average and best scores of a few key figures.
|Environmental aspect||Key figure||Average||Best||Unit|
|Energy||electricity / employee||6.100||4.700||kWh/fte|
|electricity / floor area||160||100||kWh/m2|
|electricity / bed||24.300||12.200||kWh/bed|
|building-related energy / floor area||2,0||1,5||GJ/m2|
|building-related energy / bed||305||200||GJ/bed|
|Water||water / bed||165||105||m3/bed|
|Waste||commercial waste / bed||1.320||870||kg/bed|
|commercial waste / employee||330||240||kg/fte|
|hazardous waste / employee||41||25||kg/fte|
|waste separation percentage||34||47||%|
|Transport||commuting / employee||8.000||5.209||km/fte|
|percentage PT+biking+walking in commuting||25||63||%|
|CO2-footprint||CO2-emission / employee (incl. transport)||6||2,35||tonnes CO2/fte|
Source of this average Envirometer
Healthcare institutes can compare their annual results in the Monitoring working group of the Milieu Platform Zorgsector. An Evirometer and key figures were developed for the average hospital based on the annual results from twenty-one hospitals. These were based on the hospitals’ environmental data from 2017. Commuting is based on data from the five hospitals that register this information.