Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Government hospitals go for green

TEMERLOH: Government hospitals nationwide will turn to green technology to reduce their electricity bills which amount to thousands of ringgit per month for each hospital.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the move would not cost the Government anything as the ‘greening exercise’ would be conducted by the private sector.

He added that hospitals could save power by using energy-saving lighting and air-conditioner units.

“We are working out the rate of payment for companies that embark on the effort. The rate can be based on the amount of energy saved.

“Companies should propose the best possible ways to help the Government reduce electricity costs at hospitals,’’ he told reporters after a visit to the Sultan Ahmad Shah Hospital (SASH) here yesterday.

Liow said the monthly electricity bill for SASH amounted to RM650,000.

source : The star

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