Economic and environmental impact of energy saving in healthcare buildings

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Economic and environmental impact of energy saving in healthcare buildings

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Title: Economic and environmental impact of energy saving in healthcare buildings
Author: García Sanz-Calcedo, Justo; Al-Kassir Abdulla, Awf; Yusaf, Talal
Abstract: El propósito de este artículo es estimar los impactos económicos y ambientales del consumo de energía derivado de los edificios de atención médica y propone varias opciones de ahorro de energía en el sector. Se realizó un estudio experimental sobre el consumo de energía entre 2005 y 201 3 en 12 hospitales y 70 centros de salud en España, construido entre 1980 y 2005 a través de auditorías realizadas entre 2005 y 2012, realizadas por la Agencia de Energía de Extremadura. El estudio se centró en la energía eléctrica, HVAC, DWH, sistemas de iluminación, energías renovables, estrategia de mantenimiento, aislamiento térmico y tamaño óptimo del edificio. Específicamente, se evaluaron los siguientes parámetros: ahorro de energía, emisión de inversión de gases de CO2, NO2 y SO2, y recuperación de la inversión. Los resultados revelaron que a través de una gestión energética adecuada de los edificios sanitarios es posible ahorrar hasta 8,60 kWh / m2 por año, para edificios de menos de 5000 m2 (sin camas), lo que representa un gasto de 1,55 / m2. En edificios sanitarios de más de 5000 m2 (con camas), fue posible ahorrar hasta 6,88 kWh / m2 por año, lo que representa un gasto de 1,25 / m2.The purpose of this article is to estimate the economic and environmental impacts of energy consumption derived from healthcare buildings and proposes several energy-saving options in the sector. An experimental energy consumption study was development between 2005 and 201 3 in 12 hospitals and 70 healthcare centres in Spain, built between 1980 and 2005 through audits carried out between 2005 and 2012, performed by the Extremadura Energy Agency. The study focused on electric energy, HVAC, DWH, lighting systems, renewable energies, maintenance strategy, termal insulation, and optimal building size. Specifically, the following parameters were evaluated: energy savings, investment emission of CO2, NO2, and SO2 gases, and payback. The results revealed that through an appropriate energy management of healthcare buildings it is possible to save up to 8.60 kWh/m2 per year, for buildings of less than 5000 m2 (with no beds), which represents an expense of 1.55 /m2. In healthcare buildings larger than 5000 m2 (with beds), it was possible to save up to 6.88 kWh/m2 per year, which represents an expense of 1.25 /m2.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10662/9887
Date: 2018


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