Hospital de Mollet, energy efficiency and sustainability

The new Hospital of Mollet is a reference as a model of efficient and sustainable design: the application of geothermal heat pumps in the hospital was the most ambitious project ever planned in Spain until 2010, the date of construction and the fourth largest in Europe.This system is part of a set of energy efficiency and sustainability measures with high energy-efficient facilities that give this new health centre some unique characteristics, with particular attention towards the use of geothermal energy.

The new Hospital de Mollet is managed by the Mollet Health Foundation, which started up on July 31st, 2010, as a fitting-out plan for a project within the Department of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia (Catalonian regional govt.)

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From the design stage, the centre has aimed to become a model of efficient and sustainable design, as has been demonstrated through its subsequent management and operation, as well as a commitment to the rational use of resources. The application of geothermal heat pumps makes him a pioneer and major health building. This system applied is part of a set of measures of efficiency and sustainability with energy-efficient facilities that give this new health centre unique characteristics, with special attention to the use of geothermal energy.

Article published in: FuturENERGY July-August 2014