Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator
The Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator (EIC) estimates premature deaths, chronic bronchitis, asthma attacks, and emergency room visits, caused by hospital emissions. The EIC displays the projected number of incidents, estimates of medical treatment costs, their external societal costs. For carbon dioxide it calculates emissions permit costs (costs to emit).
When to Use This Tool
This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:
Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).
Quantitative: Direct health incidents resulting from emissions (premature death, chronic bronchitis, hospital visits, etc.), related direct costs per year, and the estimated costs to society.
How to Use This Tool
Level of Expertise
On-site energy consumption per year in kWh.
Examples of how Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator has helped people assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies in countries and regions:
Mid-Western Health System Case Study available at:http://www.eichealth.org/docs/eic%20midwestern%20case%20study1.pdf