IHNES

EU ITA-AUT IHNES - Interregional Hospital Network for Energy Sustainability

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IHNES
  • Project duration: May 2019 - December 2021
  • Project status:
    Approval by the Scientific Committee
  • Funding:
    FESR (EU funding / Project)
  • Total project budget: €650,217.39
  • Website: http://ihnes.info/

The healthcare industry belongs to the most energy intensive sectors in Europe. 6.000 kWh electricity and 29.000 kWh heat per year and bed (Viamedica (2009): “Klinergie 2020”) are consumed. That energy consumption equals two modern single-family houses. Apart from a 24/7 heating or cooling demand there are additional energy needs for sterilization, lightning, electronic infrastructure and other medical equipment of course. According to recent studies and already realized projects it is possible to reduce the electrical consumption by up to 40% and to decrease the thermal energy demand by at least 30%. Different climate and legal conditions as well as different focus in regard to health care lead to different requirement profiles from an energy perspective. Based on a common Energy Performance Indicator System the effectiveness of energy efficiency measures shall be validated and thus ease replication efforts. In order to promote energy efficiency and energy management in the health sector, a transnational network of hospital operators, research institutes and engineering offices is created. Based on shared energy indicators, building characteristics and energy management processes are compared, going to define specific efficiency measures to be applied transversally to the project partners. A software tool for the evaluation and planning of specific measures will be developed within the project.

Partner
Health Services of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano
Gemeinnützige Salzburger Landeskliniken Betriebsges.m.b.H. - Technik, Bau und Liegenschaften - Energiemanagement
Tirol Kliniken GmbH
Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Trieste
Kofler Energies Italia srl
Syneco srl

Contact

Marco Castagna

Project managerT 256 550 1740 93+ude.carue@angatsac.ocram

Roberto Lollini

Vice project managerT 056 550 1740 93+ude.carue@inillol.otrebor

Riccarda Moser

Project assistantT 457 550 1740 93+ude.carue@resom.adraccir

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