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Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

UF Health - A Model of Sustainability for Complex Healthcare Environments

John Chyz
Sustainable & Wellness Strategy, Affiliated Engineers
Du Meyer
Director, Design and Construction Services, UF Health Shands - Facilities Division
Pat Spoden, AIA
Senior Associate, Flad Architects

The new state-of-the-art 540,000 ft UF Health Heart & Vascular and UF Health Neuromedicine Hospitals have a combined 216 patient rooms and 15 operating rooms, including advanced imaging hybrid ORs. Powered by an onsite co-generation plant and incorporating a myriad of sustainable design and delivery strategies, the UF Health Heart Vascular & Neuromedicine Hospitals represent a quintessential example of innovative thought leadership and best-in-class design and delivery on a highly complex healthcare project. In an effort to acknowledge and quantify these achievements, UF Health elected to pursue a Green Globes Certification. Despite the inherent challenges associated with sustainable strategy implementation in complex healthcare environments, the project earned the highest rating of 4 Green Globes. The UF Health Heart Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals project is the first hospital in the country to achieve a 4-Green Globe certification.



1. Understand the challenges and strategies associated with the implementation of sustainability measures on a highly complex healthcare project
2. Assess the similarities/differences between the existing green building rating systems most prevalent in the marketplace for healthcare projects
3. Evaluate Green Globes for New Construction based on assessment areas and scoring methodology
4. Using a thorough case study, summarize the tools and strategies available for practical implementation of the Green Globes rating system

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH