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Table 2 Heat demand key figures of large individual heat consumers

From: Bioenergy plants’ potential for contributing to heat generation in Germany

TypeCountReference units for heat demandHeat demand
(kWhth/reference unit*a)
Comment
Schools and vocational colleges33,577No. of studentsØ 542 [46]The data on the number of students is incomplete for 4220 objects. In such cases, we used the median heat demand of all schools: 0.116 GWhth/a
Hospitals2217No. of bedsØ 27,320 [46]The data on the number of beds is incomplete for 413 objects. In such cases, we used the median heat demand of all hospitals: 4.99 GWhth/a
Public outdoor swimming pools4803m2 water surfaceØ 435Value for heat demand is taken from municipal energy reports on heat demand of public outdoor swimming pools
Commercial greenhouses14,868m2Ø 103 [47]Minimum floor space of 100 m2