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Support Tool for Energy Efficiency pRogrammes in medical centres

Support Tool for Energy Efficiency pRogrammes in medical centres

Objective

To meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the European Commission and to reduce the reliance on imported energy sources from not-EU countries, the energy efficiency sector vitally needs basic analytical and decision support tools. This is especially true for large scale energy-consumer plants (for ex. foundries) but also for medical centres which typically (1) use large amounts of energy, (2) run a wide number of energy consuming machinery with different electrical profiles, (3) serve a weak population that may be heavily affected by energy shortages, (4) have a continuous level of service with special periodicity and peak times, and (5) have to abide to all sorts of strict regulations (for ex. special air quality requirements).
The aim of this project is to create a tool that will provide medical centres and any other large institution involved in their energy efficiency programmes (governmental institutions, utilities providers, lending establishments, independent auditors, managers and technical staff), with information on the medical centre’s ideal energy consumption in different scenarios and on the most appropriate energy reduction plan for the medium-long term.
The project’s primary proposal is to identity the main variables that are responsible for the energy consumption in medical centres and give to each of them a weight. A novel mathematical model will be produced which will reproduce energy consumption in given scenarios.
On the basis of the above model, the project will proceed to build a scenario-based assessment and a prediction tool. It will be used by energy managers and decision makers to evaluate and compare future investments and actions to reduce energy consumption, also on the basis of their economic return. The acquired knowledge and expertise will be embedded in a software prototype (E3s) that will be used as a decision support tool.
The product of each phase will be tested in the four medical centres that support the project
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Coordinator

ZEPHYRO SPA

Address

Via Giovanni Da Udine 15
20156 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 243 000

PRIMA VERA S.P.A.

Address

Via Giovanni Da Udine 15
20156 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Participants (9)

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UNIVERSITAET BAYREUTH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 9 000

AFEKA - THE ACADEMIC COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING IN TEL AVIV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 36 000

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 121 500

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 283 500

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 108 000

ENERTECH SOLUTION SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

CTADVENTURE SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 198 000

MEAZON SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

AFEKA YISSUMIM LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 18 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 645694

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2014

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 206 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 206 000

Coordinated by:

ZEPHYRO SPA

Italy