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Monday, October 8, 2018  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Next Frontier: Sustainable Medical Equipment

Joshua Kelly BS, RCDD
Senior Associate and Technology Team Leader, Mazzetti+GBA
Cynthia Mercante
Associate Principal, Mazzetti+GBA

Mazzetti provided the engineering services for the Stanford Children’s Hospital and Stanford Adult Hospital, both of which pursued aggressive sustainability goals. In designing them, we expected to develop portfolios of sustainable medical equipment, but at that time no company understood what that meant.  Now we are making it happen. 
Medical equipment is a significant energy consumer in the medical center. In addition to consumption, medical equipment creates significant material flows from consumables and has end of life issues. 
No health facility selects an MRI based on its energy consumption; clearly, clinical effectiveness is the preeminent concern. But at one time, we said the same thing about ventilation and architecture, and today, we are striving to create zero energy buildings that are better at supporting patients and caregivers. 
This session identifies opportunities for health facility designers to move the needle on this seemingly intractable problem.



1. Apply the principles of the AAMI standards for sustainable medical equipment
2. Analyze medical equipment based upon energy consumption
3. Participate in the movement to create a database of medical equipment energy consumption
4. Resolve to use technology to achieve more sustainable facilities.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH