The AMC facility was commissioned in 2011 and it was designed to set the bench mark as a modern, sustainable and green hospital. This was achieved by implementing both energy saving techniques, utilization of natural lighting and by implementing the most efficient technologies for heating cooling and lighting the facility. Alternative energy is also utilized as a 100kWp photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of the Facility.
In order to manage energy and comfort, a central Building Management System (BMS) was incorporated. This system allows the Facility manager to monitor, adjust and forecast the needs of the building and care the comfort levels of patients, visitors and employees in the building.
Energy Saving Measures
- Building Envelope: Extensive Insulation of the exterior. U values achieved: Roof : 0.30, Façade: 0.50 (Supported by a grand from the special fund for promotion of renewable energy of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Cyprus)
- Glazing: Special glass for the façade and windows. U value : 1.20
- Daylight Maximization: Large windows and north facing glass façade to maximize daylight entering the building.
- Shading: Vertical blinds, KNX controlled, to avoid heat gains from direct sunshine.
- Lighting: All lighting was specified to be as efficient as possible with extensive use of energy saving fluorescent bulbs and LED.
- Fresh air supply: Fresh Air is preconditioned with the Geothermal ground water. 70% of air coming out of the building is filtered and re-circulated back in the building.
- BMS and KNX: In order to achieve the highest comfort level with minimum energy requirements. (€ 200,000 grand from a special fund for promotion of renewable energy of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Cyprus).
Alternative Energy Systems
- Photovoltaics: 100KVp generating 150MWh/year (connected to the grid and supported through feed in tariff.)
- Geothermal: 40 boreholes (each100meters deep) with estimated 350MWh electrical load savings per year. (€ 200,000 grand from a special fund for the promotion of renewable energy from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Cyprus) (Total HVAC energy needs of the building 850MWh/year).