Modernisation of a hospital heating system

Project information

Index: 0524R2
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location GERMANY SACHSEN Dresden Start/End date of the practice
Start: 01.11.2011

Topic of the practice

Energy efficient heat supply, renewable energy

Good Practice Information

The heating system in a hospital in Kleinwachau was renovated, with oil and gas boilers being replaced with a local heating supply system using biomass (woodchips). the heating is only used when required and the fuel is from the local region. The system has operated since November 2011. It supplies 16 hospital buildings with a total area of ca. 19.000 m². In Saxony this technology acts as a model. The heat and electricity produced is completely used in the building complex. The total investment costs were 2.600.000 €. The total EFRE funding was around 600.000 €.

Evidence of success

The technology acts as a model in Saxony. It is the first implemented project with using these technologies. The CO2-emissions were decreased by 600 tons per year.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Marcel Bellmann

Bautzen Innovation Centre (TGZ)

Annex completed on: 04-16-2013

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