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Siemens Launching Denmark’s Largest Energy Performance Contracting Project

Matt Ball on April 28, 2016 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate, Energy

Siemens has created a comprehensive energy efficiency upgrade package for a hospital near the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The energy performance contracting (EPC) project for Hvidovre Hospital includes optimizing the technical plants and expanding the hospital’s own renewable energy sources. Valued at 23 million euros, this EPC project is the largest of its kind in Denmark. In turn, the project guarantees the hospital energy savings of up to 33 percent per year.

Siemens experts analyzed the 245,000 m2 hospital in detail and identified measures capable of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Since hospitals are in operation 24/7 and consume a great deal of power, they also offer a large energy efficiency upgrade potential. The measures to be implemented at Hvidovre Hospital include expanding the photovoltaic system, installing geothermal storage systems and wind turbines, and modernizing the building management system. The hospital will be able to reduce heat consumption by 41 percent and electricity consumption by 23 percent. On average, this will result in energy savings of 33 percent.

Siemens will finance the costs in advance, and Hvidovre Hospital will pay them back over ten years from the energy savings achieved. “This project will help us make real progress towards our environmental goals within a short period of time,” said hospital director Anders Agger.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

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