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   Ensuring The Building’s Performance
 Save Energy
Solution: The sensors and automatic devices used in Somfy solutions reduce energy consumption:
> By prioritizing the use of natural light. > By limiting energy leakage from the
indoors in winter.
> By reducing the amount of solar heat absorbed in summer.
Benefit: Today, thanks to Dynamic InsulationTM, we can save energy without compromising the comfort of patients and healthcare personnel thermal and visual comfort can have a positive influence on their health.
Ensure Profitable Investments
Solution: Somfy’s centralized automation solutions are easy to integrate and operate and help ensure a rapid return on investment:
> Decrease healthcare expenditures: patients who benefit from greater comfort take fewer pain medications (22% less according to impact of light*) and are hospitalized for noticeably short periods.
> Reduce the number of manual interventions required, and therefore also reduce the building’s running costs.
Benefit: Ensuring profitability is a major requirement for healthcare establishments.
Expand Building Life Spans
Solution: The high-quality design and manufacturing of Somfy solutions mean that buildings fitted with these solutions ensure years of efficient service:
> Weather sensors automatically retract awnings in order to protect them from storms, thus reducing maintenance costs.
> The motors installed ensure gentle movements that extend the life of blinds.
> Centralization systems can be easily adapted to meet changes in regulations.
Benefit: Managing expenses is a key concern. Products installed must therefore anticipate future changes in order to enhance the building’s lifetime.
“Healthcare establishments use 3 to 5 times more energy than the average commercial building.“ (Source IEA, 2008)
  Energy savings with automated sun protection devices
According to simulation tool created by Lund University in Sweden, an investment of 1% to 2% of the total cost of the building results in energy savings of 20% to 40% (see table below).
   reduced by 39.6%
(743 kWh compare to 1.231 kWh)
reduced by 39.7% (1.390 W compare to 2.306 W)
reduced by 28.52% (1759 kWh compare to 2461 kWh)
reduced by 38.53% (1822 W compare to 2964 W)
reduced by 40.3%
(1.604 kWh compare to 2.689 kWh)
reduced by 42.05% (1.534 W compare to 2.647 W)
PARIS (France)
SAO PAULO (Brazil)
Electricity consumption (annual)
reduced by 44.98% (795 kWh compare to 1.445 kWh)
Cooling load reduction (in Watt)
reduced by 43,95% (1.227 W compare to 2.189 W)
Total savings on consumption (annual)
at price of € 0,11 kWh: € 53,68
at price of R$ 0.3 kWh: R$ 210.6
at price of € 0,14 kWh: € 151,90
at price of € 0,15/kWh: € 91
Simulation definition: A 25
m2 patient room, with 7 m2 window glass (double glazing Low-E except for Sao Paulo Double glazing, Façade wall U-Value: 0,33 W/m2K), repre- senting 50% of the room façade section, south oriented. Sun protection device is an internal grey PVC. The comparison is made between sun protection device and no sun protection device, depending on light level considering 1 person occupying the room, equipped with 250
W artificial lighting (detailed analysis available on demand).
* The impact of light on outcomes in healthcare settings. August 2006, Anjali Joseph, Ph.D.

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