Interesting facts and figures

  • By recycling and reusing reverse osmosis reject water at Barwon Health we have saved approximately 4.8milion litres of water each year.
  • Our Solar project at our home training facility, generated 81% of the total power required to run 4 dialysis machines and associated equipment, 4 times per week.
  • The costs of building passive design into dialysis facilities can be approximately 8% more expensive, as seen in graph below.

Graph source: Quelle: Reiter und Rentzsch, Kostenfeststellung Ev-Luth. Kindergarten Döbeln, 2009.

However, the energy demand for a passive building decreases by up to 70%, as seen in the next graph.  This not only reduces the long and short term running costs of utilities, but also decreases the carbon footprint of the service.

Graph source: Quelle: Reiter und Rentzsch, Passivhausprojektierungspacket (PHPP) Berechnung Ev-Luth. Kindergarten Döbeln, 2008.

Graph source: Quelle: Reiter und Rentzsch, Wirtschaftlichkeitsbetrachtung Ev-Luth. Kindergarten Döbeln, 2010.