Today's perfect storm of higher costs and lower margins leaves most health facilities with insufficient margin to fund even their most-cost effective energy projects and their most necessary deferred maintenance. However, recent advances in accounting and financial practices provide a way to fund energy conservation, deferred maintenance, and infrastructure projects without drawing upon scarce capital resources. This session explores how combining an aggressive energy conservation program with a structured finance solution can result in lower costs, higher margins, and improved clinical outcomes.
This session will enable attendees to:
Identify key health facility financial metrics, health facility cost structures, and elements of a health facility energy conservation program.
Describe methods of financing energy conservation, deferred maintenance, and infrastructure projects including both conventional methods and more complex structured finance methods.
Name potential benefits of combining energy conservation programs with structured finance solutions.
List the technical and financial risks associated with energy conservation programs and structured finance solutions and identify the most cost-effective allocation of risk between the parties.