Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Open to Conference Attendees Only
Lessons From The Country's Most Energy Efficient New Hospitals
The WHO is addressing climate change – its mitigation and adaptation to it - as part of its work plan. The International Federation of Healthcare Engineering is in the process of adopting a policy that all new hospitals built after 2030 should be carbon neutral. As audacious as these ideas sound, many people in the healthcare design community are working towards similar goals.
Three US Hospitals, Peace Island, Swedish Issaquah, and Lucille Packard Children’s Hospitals are being featured in a new publication describing pathways to net zero hospitals.
This session will compare these three hospitals, illustrating the principles used to achieve high performance, and lessons – both positive and negative – learned from the process.
- Learn about international policy initiatives driving towards the need for net-zero healthcare buildings.
- Learn about the challenges of operating a “Sensor-City” created to achieve high performance results.
- Learn lessons learned and the co-benefits of applying displacement ventilation strategies at LPCH.
- Learn about the successful application of ground-source heat-pumps at the most energy efficient hospital in the US.
- Learn about the challenges of implementing such high performance systems that we will collectively need to overcome to continue our march towards Net Zero hospitals.