Energy Efficiency in Hospitals

This Application Note describes the use of energy and the potential energy savings in the hospital sector, on the basis of theory and practical case studies. Hospitals represent some 6% of total energy consumption in the utility buildings sector, which includes offices, shops, hotels, restaurants, educational establishments and care institutions.

The great majority of the energy used within a hospital is purchased from outside in the form of natural gas and electricity. A small proportion is bought in as diesel oil. All this energy is converted by a number of systems into the most important internal flows of energy, namely heat, cold, electricity and compressed air. These energy flows are analysed in this application guide.

 

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