Briançon Escartons Hospital, France

Located 1326 meters above sea level, where five mountain valleys meet near the Italian border, Briançon is a resort town famous for its clean air and sunny, beneficial climate.

Settled in a fairly remote area where communications can be problematic due to the altitude and snow cover, the Centre Hospitalier des Escartons de Briançon (CHEB – Briançon Escartons Hospital Center) has a medical and technical platform available 24 hours a day.

With a large complement of healthcare professionals, the CHEB offers a broad range of consultations, as well as general and specialized medical care. The establishment provides medical, surgical and obstetrics care as well as psychiatry services. Depending on the season, it receives numerous local patients along with tourists and a growing number of Italian patients.

Why Distech Controls technology?

The deciding factor for selecting the Distech Controls solution was its openness, at both the product (native BACnet building controller) and integration levels. Being trained on our solutions, personnel from the integration company (SOGETHA) can perform maintenance directly and guarantee optimal responsiveness to the customer.

The goal was to switch the hospital’s entire existing heat production, heat distribution and air handling system from the obsolete Satchwell system to an up-to-date, innovative, and future-proof solution.

One of the major challenges was carrying out the work in phases, with 2 building management systems having to coexist for a period of time.

Alarm management was centralized from the start of the project to facilitate operation.

Distech Controls Solutions Installed:

  • 40 connected modular ECY-S1000 ECLYPSE controllers
  • ENVYSION - Web interface for graphic design and visualization
  • Niagara monitoring software


  • Integrator: SOGETHA
  • Real-estate developer and investor: Centre Hospitalier des Escartons – Briançon
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