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Greek hospital of Grevena nominated for Energy Globe 2017

Greek hospital of Grevena nominated for Energy Globe 2017
It can be considered a success, already, although the award ceremony will not take place till the beginning of next year.

The state hospital of Grevena city, in northern Greece can nothing but boast its successful attitude towards energy-saving techniques and of sustainable energy measures at work which will positively affect every single human being in and outside that hospital.

"Applying simple and practical energy-saving techniques, staff at the Grevena hospital managed to cut its spending on electricity, water and heating by 850,000 euros in the four years between 2012 and 2016, making it a contender for the worldwide "Energy Globe 2017" awards, reported ANA-MPA.

"The hospital cut water consumption by 70%, heating costs by 50% and electricity consumption by 35% over the pre-mentioned four-year period, receiving the ‘Energy Globe Greece 2017’ national prize from Austrian Ambassador Andrea Ikic-Boehm and the health ministry."

The international process stops nowhere, as the particular public health institution project is part of 2,000 similar ones, globally nominated for the international ‘Energy Globe 2017’, the ceremony of which will take place on January 16, 2018 in Tehran, Iran.

As the chief of the hospital’s technical staff said, they achieved their goal "without disrupting the running of the hospital in any way, applying simple energy-saving practices that anyone could follow at home." However, since the mindset of all is fixed according to certain rules that were generally applied until now, the manager admitted that "the habits and inflexibility of staff at all levels", was the hardest thing it had to be overcome in order for this exceptional change to happen.../IBNA

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