Energy efficient childrens hospital in Poland
The EEA Grants support extensive renovation works at a Polish children`s hospital to improve patient conditions and reduce energy use.
Situated in the idyllic woods near Pasłęk Lake, the Voivodeship Rehabilitative Hospital for Children treats young patients aged between 3 and 18. More than 5000 children are treated at the hospital every year, which is renowned for its treatment of children with asthma and other breathing difficulties. The hospital has long been struggling with high energy use and a faulty ventilation system, posing a risk for the young patients.
With support from the EEA Grants, the hospital is now insulating the entire hospital building, modernising the central heating and gas boilers, as well as upgrading the ventilation system. The hospital has been looking into possibilities for more energy friendly solutions for several years, and the current renovation works will reduce the hospital`s energy output with over 70%.
"We are delighted to be able to make these changes to the hospital", said hospital director Roman Lewandowski. "Not only will we be able to make the hospital better insulated, and more comfortable for our patients, we will also save large amounts of energy," he added.
The project at the Voivodeship Rehabilitative Hospital is one of more than 80 projects supported by the EEA and Norway Grants to improve energy efficiency in Polish public buildings.
Complex Thermomodernisation of the Voivodeship Rehabilitative Hospital for Children in Ameryka
Environment and sustainable development
Type & project assistance:
Voivodeship Rehabilitative Hospital for Children in Ameryka
Type of institution:
Grant agreement date:
13 September 2007
The purpose of the Project is to increase the energy efficiency of the Voivodeship Rehabilitative Hospital for Children in Ameryka by improving its thermal insulation properties, with the overall objective of protecting the environment through reducing the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere. Reference is made to the application, dated 18 December 2006, and further correspondence with the Focal Point dated 20 April and 18 May 2007.
The completed Project shall include the following thermo-modernisation works:
• replacement of windows and doors (main building);
• insulation of the facade walls;
• modernisation of the central heating installations;
• modernisation of the gas boiler;
• installation of a hot water pumping sub-station (with a capacity of 0. 4 MW) and automatic control for the hot running water;
• modernisation of the ventilation system (including heating and cooling fittings, heat pump, and computerised automatic control system); and
• necessary electric installations related to the planned works.
The Project Promoter is the Voivodeship Rehabilitative Hospital for Children in Ameryka, close to Olsztynek.
The Focal Point shall ensure that the Project Promoter provides at least 15 percent of the estimated eligible Project costs.