CARTIF PROJECTS

LIFE SMART Hospital

Deployment of best practices and available technologies, training programs and replication of experience.

Description

The LIFE SMART Hospital Project has promoted the sustainability of the health sector through the deployment of best practices and available technologies, training programs and replication of experience.

The action plans have been structured as demonstrators in three axes of action: energy (increasing energy efficiency), water (improving the integral water cycle) and waste (improving its management). The final objective of the Project was the reduction of the climatic footprint of the hospitals and the progress towards the neutrality of carbon emissions.

The demonstrative experience has been carried out at the Río Hortega University Hospital (HURH) in Valladolid.

 

Objectives

  • The Project is aligned with current European guidelines aimed at mitigating Climate Change and is designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the health sector.

     

  • The objective of the Project is to demonstrate that the use of new technologies and the deployment of best practices contribute effectively to reducing the climate footprint of hospitals

Actions

  • The most outstanding actions in each of the axes of action were:
  • Lighting control and LED lighting.
  • Good practices around the efficient use of energy.
  • Use of efficient taps.
  • Good practices in water management and consumption.
  • Adequate segregation of waste.
  • Implementation of a control system and traceability of waste

Expected results

The results obtained after the completion of the Project were:

  • Electricity consumption was reduced by 42%.
  • Thermal energy consumption was reduced by 4%.
  • The greenhouse gas emissions (174 t CO2eq) were reduced by 17%.
  • Water consumption was reduced by 28% and 29% of the water footprint.
  • Waste destined for landfill was reduced by 42%.

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LIFE PROGRAMME

LIFE13 ENV/ES/001019

Programa LIFE

Total budget:1.794.999 €
Contribution: 756.838 €
Duration: 01/09/14 – 30/11/17

Team

Miguel Ángel Sánchez Gatón

Division of Agrifood and Processes

migsan@cartif.es

Dra. Raquel López Fernández

Energy Division

raqlop@cartif.es

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