New hospitals: saving lives and saving energy

1992/01/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

From an energy point of view, the UK's most effective hospital will open its doors this year. This hospital will have a windmill that will require 60% less energy than hospitals of the same size. The curiosity aroused by this hospital is enormous and if it works as well as it is believed, it will serve as an example to the hospitals that will be built in Britain.

Wansbeck Hospital, located in Northumbeland, is the result of 12 years of research. In addition to the usual energy-saving procedures (double windows. small energy lamps, lighting systems off and on depending on the light level, etc. ), others have been launched It recycles maximum energy. Cold air entering the ventilation system is heated, for example, with hot air extracted from extractors. In addition, as Wansbeck is in the right place, a 65 kW windmill has been installed.

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