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Hospital saves energy using optimisation technology The first Australian installation of the

payback period of 3.3 years in an even

Siemens Demand Flow energy optimisation

shorter period.”

system at Robina Hospital in Queensland

Gold Coast Health senior director

is already exceeding targets and on track

operational support services, Nigel Hoy,

to save enough electricity in its first 12

said the health service was delighted

months to run the MCG light towers for

by the initial savings delivered by the

a year.

Siemens Demand Flow.

The system uses a variable pressure

“We were looking for ways to reduce

curve technology that optimises chiller

the hospital’s energy consumption and

plant control systems to reduce total

were impressed by the results Demand

plant energy consumption by 20–50%.

Siemens’ executive general manager

Four months after installation, the system

building technologies, Stefan Schwab, said

saw an average 24% reduction in energy

the excellent outcomes meant the Siemens

consumption at the chiller plant at the

Demand Flow technology was delivering

Gold Coast hospital.

results ahead of its targeted savings.

This has resulted in the hospital

“We are well on track to achieve the

reducing energy consumption by 367,154

annual target of reducing energy usage by

kilowatt hours (kWh) in four months, more

792,091 kWh, and the resultant $95,051 cost

than 65% ahead of the set target for the

saving,” he said.

Flow had achieved in hospitals around the world,” he said. “In addition to significant energy savings, the work Siemens carried out at Robina provided the opportunity for us to consolidate chilled water infrastructure from three separate chilled water plants into one. This has resulted in a reduction to the ongoing maintenance requirements and costs for the facility.”

period of 221,314 kWh. Robina Hospital

“Given that we have already achieved

has verified the first month’s savings as

367,154 (46.35%) of the annual guarantee

a 7.04% reduction in total consumption

figure of 792,091 kWh in just four months,

Siemens Ltd

for the hospital.

we are confident of hitting the guaranteed

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