Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator

From Open Energy Information

HEIC is an online tool that estimates the number and costs of premature deaths and other health-related incidents caused by operation emissions in healthcare facilities.

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This tool is included in the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.


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:

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Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).

Key Outputs

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

Key Inputs

On-site energy consumption per year in kWh.

Case Studies

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:

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