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Equipment Power Density in Healthcare in Saudi Arabia

asked 2015-03-29 13:40:44 -0500

301_Hours gravatar image

updated 2017-04-27 13:52:51 -0500

Does anyone have any idea about equipment power densities in Saudi Healthcare facilities?

I typically model 2 W/ft2 in a US patient room, but have no idea what it should be a in a Saudi facility? This facility is a lower quality community hospital so I'm thinking it will be lower than 2W/ft2, but I'm unsure how low to go.

I'd appreciate any insights or experience others might have.

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answered 2015-10-26 18:26:47 -0500

Joe Huang gravatar image

updated 2015-10-27 03:44:47 -0500

2 W/ft² in a patient room even in the US seems too high to me, unless you're lumping in the lighting. I know that hospitals are known to have high EUIs, but that's due to high equipment loads and the need to run 100% outside-air in the clinic and public areas. In the hospital model that I developed for the Gas Research Institute, which later got into the DOE Reference Commercial Buildings, the equipment power densities in W/ft² by major zones are:

  • Clinic 1.5,
  • Core/Public 0.5,
  • Perimeter 0.5,
  • Kitchen 3.4,
  • and Hallway 0.0.

That's meant for US hospitals. If you think the Power Densities are lower in Saudi Arabia, I would take them down by a third to a half, but no more. The full GRI report is available here.

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