THE RATIONAL USE OF ENERGY IN HEALTH CARE ESTABLISHMENTS - METHODS FOR DETERMINING POSSIBLE ENERGY SAVINGS
Globally, the annual consumption of energy of health establishments in the EEC is some 7 to 8 million TEP, corresponding to an energy bill of 3.5 to 4 thousand million Ecus a year. On average, it is possible to reduce the consumption by some 20% thanks to a more carefully studied management of judicious investments. An important fact: in relation to other building subsections, the time factor in the return on investments is relatively low, in the region of two to three years. The Commission has estimated that it was necessary to make the technical management staff of hospitals aware of the problem and to bring to their attention the possible energy + and therefore financial + savings. For these reasons the Commission has drawn up a "methodological guide for the research into energy savings in health establishments." This guide is made up of more than 200 technical sheets, grouped into eight subject areas, each sheet indicating: + the type of operation (description of improvement) + the probable energy gains + comments and finally + estimate of the profitability of the operation. This document is not destined to be substituted for thermic diagnosis: it constitutes a complement, allowing on the one hand an initial investigation and an initial evaluation of possible improvements and on the other the conservation of energy saved thanks to good energy management. This must become a permanent preoccupation of hospital personnel.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10292 FR (1986) FS, 236 P., BFR 750, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989125036600 / Last updated on: 1987-04-01
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