Join the 155,000+ IMP followers

Case studies

smartbuildingmag.com
Danfoss News

DANFOSS AND DANISH HOSPITAL LEAD THE WAY IN DECARBONIZING HEALTHCARE

Danish hospital Sygehus Sønderjylland’s innovative energy solution, powered by Danfoss technology and collaboration, sets a new standard for sustainable healthcare practices.

  www.danfoss.com
DANFOSS AND DANISH HOSPITAL LEAD THE WAY IN DECARBONIZING HEALTHCARE

Sygehus Sønderjylland – the local hospital in Sønderborg located in Southern Denmark – is leading the way in ensuring a greener and more sustainable future in healthcare as they are replacing oil-based heating and cooling systems with energy-efficient technology.

Two new heat pumps and an updated hydronic system were installed, which will support the hospital in their transition to become carbon neutral as they phase out fossil fuels. With a combined capacity of 2.6 MW, two Energy Machines™ heat pumps will provide the hospital with sustainable heating and cooling. Each machine is equipped with four Danfoss oil-free Turbocor® compressors. These compressors boast exceptional efficiency, particularly for cooling applications, making them an excellent fit for buildings with a high cooling demand such as hospitals, manufacturing facilities, and data centers.


DANFOSS AND DANISH HOSPITAL LEAD THE WAY IN DECARBONIZING HEALTHCARE

Energy Efficiency through Integrated Systems and Sector Coupling
The two new heat pumps will replace gas and oil-based heating and cooling systems through energy-efficient technology and are expected to reduce the hospital’s annual energy consumption by around 12,500 MWh. This equals the total heat consumption of around 740 average Danish households.

In addition to producing direct cooling for the hospital’s technical installations, scanners, ambulatory clinics, and wards, the hospital will use the excess heat recovered from cooling to meet the hospital process and comfort heat loads while utilizing heat to keep staff and patients comfortable. The new integrated system will also enable the hospital to become an energy provider as the hospital will provide heat to the local district heating network in terms of surplus heat to further extend the decarbonization impact to the local community. Once the system is fully implemented, the hospital expects to sell back 15,800 MWh of excess heat to the grid, which could cover the heat consumption of more than 930 average Danish households.

www.danfoss.com

Join the 155,000+ IMP followers