Passive House Hospital
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Baseline study - implementing the Passive House concept in hospitals
Evaluations of consumption statistics show that hospitals are among the buildings that consume the most energy. To evaluate and tap the conservation potential of retrofits and energy-efficient new builds, the State of Hesse studied basic issues for the implementation of the Passive House Standard in hospitals while constructing a new build for the Frankfurt Höchst Clinic. Read more and download full report
Aspects of efficient ventilation in hospitals
Certain areas of hospitals require great air flows, with especially high air exchange rates found in operation rooms, labs, and areas where utensils are sterilized. Ventilation systems therefore make up a significant share of total energy demand. In addition, a large number of individual components are needed to filter and purify the air in compliance with hygienic and functional requirements for individual hospital areas (especially operating rooms). The sum of these individual pressure losses has a great impact on ventilators' power consumption. Read more
Both articles are published in the Conference proceedings of the 18th International Passive House Conference 2014