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. Visitor transport was not included, as too few hospitals register this data.
Electricity consumption has the biggest environmental impact in hospitals. Heating and commuting contribute a little less than a quarter of the total environmental impact. Waste (commercial and dangerous) follows. Water, wastewater, emissions, office paper and other transportation activities make up the rest and are 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||5.711||4.549||kWh/fte|
|electricity / floor area||161||92||kWh/m2|
|electricity / bed||28.250||11.525||kWh/bed|
|building-related energy / floor area||2,17||1,5||GJ/m2|
|building-related energy / bed||380||183||GJ/bed|
|Water||water / bed||166||72||m3/bed|
|Waste||commercial waste / bed||1.612||926||kg/bed|
|commercial waste / employee||326||240||kg/fte|
|hazardous waste / employee||48||24||kg/fte|
|waste separation percentage||38||58||%|
|Transport||commuting / employee||5.615||5.301||km/fte|
|percentage PT+biking+walking in commuting||34||50||%|
|CO2-footprint||CO2-emission / employee (incl. transport)||5,9||4,1||tonnes CO2/fte|
Source of this average Envirometer
Healthcare institutes can compare their annual results in a projectgroup of Milieuplatform Zorgsector (brancheorganisation for sustainable Healthcare in the Netherlands). An Envirometer and key figures were developed for the average hospital based on the annual results of thirty hospitals. These were based on the hospitals’ environmental data from 2019.