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Hospital de Braga wins the EDP Award for its energy efficiency project

• The hospital, managed by Sacyr Concesiones, has been recognized with the EDP Electric Energy and Environment Award for the energy efficiency project, which provides energy savings of up to 40%.

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The energy-efficiency project of Hospital de Braga (Portugal), which is managed by Sacyr Concesiones, has won the EDP Electric Energy and Environment Award in recognition of measures that allow a 40% reduction in energy consumption as compared with 2013.

More than one million euros have been invested in the project, which was implemented between June 2014 and March 2017. It involves the application of new technologies to reduce energy consumption, improve the hospital's energy efficiency and maintain quality and comfort levels.

The measures adopted include the modification of hydraulic circuits for the installation of new equipment with increased energy efficiency; the installation of CO2, temperature and humidity sensors that allow improved energy recovery while maintaining air quality and comfort in the different spaces within the building; and the installation of energy recovery batteries that allow existing energy in the air extraction system to be re-used.

The tenth edition of the EDP Electric Energy and Environment Award attracted 267 entries involving initiatives in the field of energy efficiency and environmental quality.

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Sacyr Concesiones holds an equity interest in the hospital's concession company and provides management services for the hospital, which was opened in 2011 and has a surface area of 102,403 m2 with 705 in-patient beds, 60 consulting rooms and 9 operating theaters. The hospital is an icon of modernity, innovation and efficiency in the provision of health care in Braga.