Analysis of the Use of Thermal Biomass on Healthcare Centers in Extremadura (Spain)Sanz-Calcedo JG*
University of Extremadura, College of Industrial Engineering, Avda de Elvas s/n, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
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- Sanz-Calcedo JG
Professor, University of Extremadura
College of Industrial Engineering
Avda de Elvas s/n, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Tel: 34 924 289600
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: December 19, 2016; Accepted Date: December 22, 2016; Published Date: December 26, 2016
Citation: Sanz-Calcedo JG (2016) Analysis of the Use of Thermal Biomass on Healthcare Centers in Extremadura (Spain). J Archit Eng Tech 5: 182. doi: 10.4172/2168-9717.1000182
Copyright: © 2016 Sanz-Calcedo JG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hospital are shown to be suitable facilities for installation of thermal production systems based on biomass, provided their high rates of hot domestic water consumption as well as the high heating and cooling energy needs. Given the particular features of this type of buildings, amortization would be guaranteed by continuous operation of equipment. In addition, it is enhanced that the promotion of biomass as renewable energy source might help create and consolidate a native biomass market (at emerging stage at beginning of this project and currently at consolidation stage) which will eventually serve to improve economic development in rural areas.