Track 6: Health Care
Track Chair(s): Laura Notman; James Petersen, Petersen Engineering, Inc.
Central Plant Energy Source: How Do I Decide?
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Wednesday, March 7, Harborview 3
Session Chair(s): James Petersen
Session Speaker(s): Steve David, Christine McKiernan, Robert Waters
Choosing the most appropriate energy source for your central plant is more complicated than ever. This presentation will provide comparative analysis of various energy sources including electricity, oil, gas, solar thermal and biomass. What is the future of energy supplies and costs? What are the emissions and environmental impacts of each? The second part of the presentation will take a close look at biomass boilers and their possible applications in central plants.
Senior Living Long Term Care: Case Studies in Energy Master Planning and Certification
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 7, Harborview 3
Session Chair(s): Kristopher Tiernan
Session Speaker(s): Maureen Mahle
Two case studies describe how to certify Continuing Care and Nursing Home facilities using different rating systems. In the first, a new facility set and achieved its goals for healthy indoor air quality, environmental stewardship, and energy efficiency, earning LEED for Homes Platinum. The second case study describes how an underperforming existing facility used an energy master plan to enhance occupant comfort and also qualify for the new Energy Star Nursing Home Label.
Showdown at the Seaport: Health Care Ventilation and Radiant/Induction Cooling
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Wednesday, March 7, Harborview 3
Session Chair(s): Elizabeth Galloway
Session Speaker(s): Edward Allen, Robert Rutkowski
Participants will learn how to depart from the “business as usual” approach of HVAC system selection to incorporate sustainable objectives in health care design. Contrasting the tried-and-true approach with the need for conservation and responsible development, the presentation will explain how many of the goals from each side of this debate overlap and demonstrate how radiant and chilled beam cooling systems can be successfully applied while meeting or exceeding the requirements of comfort, control and hygiene.
Health Care Transforms Its Mindset and Market
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Thursday, March 8, Harborview 3
Session Chair(s): Martine Dion
Session Speaker(s): Janet Brown Paul Lipke
Health care leaders are finding sweet spots with programs that positively impact patients, the community, the global environment and the bottom line. The importance of energy is rising from health care’s boiler room to the board room. In this presentation, real-world examples from across North America will illustrate some surprising lessons learned on topics like leading for sustainability, health care strategic energy master planning, “Greening the Operating Room,” and energy efficient best practices.
Patient Room Displacement Ventilation: From Theory to Practice
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Thursday, March 8, Harborview 3
Session Chair(s): Howard McKew
Session Speaker(s): Arash Guity, Manoh Tsukii
Displacement ventilation is an increasingly used sustainability approach that reduces both first cost and operating costs with improved performance resulting in lower air flow rates. How does it work for infection control in a patient room? This panel of design engineers will summarize four years of research and provide design recommedations, including layout, first cost and energy savings potential.
Design Strategies for Patient Centered Sustainable Design in Complex Health Care Facilities
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Thursday, March 8, Harborview 3
Session Chair(s): Laura Notman
Session Speaker(s): Christopher Baylow, Gregory Heiges, Jacob Knowles, Angela Watson
This session will present the design process for two complex and sophisticated health care facilities. The facilities differ in many respects: Urban vs. suburban, high-rise vs. low-rise, long term care vs. cancer treatment. However, both address the need to simultaneously optimize patient care and energy use. Presenters will discuss the design decision making process and strategies for selecting systems and building envelope designs that deliver high performing facilities integrating the goals of healing environments and energy use reduction.
Can Energy Conscious Design Include a One-Year Guarantee from the Designer & Builder?
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Thursday, March 8, Harborview 3
Session Chair(s): Howard McKew
Session Speaker(s): Bill Aalerud, Robert Biggio, Paul Hanbury, James Liston
Healthcare owners are paying attention to building performance and asking design teams and builders to deliver buildings that perform to design expectations. This panel of experienced healthcare owners, contractor, and system design engineer will address questions such as: If LEAN Construction can assure a reduction in design and construction waste, why can’t it also assure a reduction in energy consumption? Can the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Warranty Phase instead be the Performance Phase, holding the IPD Team accountable for operational energy consumption success? What is required for design teams and builders to take ownership of the “ultimate deliverable,” a building that works as intended? Should the design fee and construction profits be linked to one-year’s operational performance? Come join the discussion on the future of results oriented healthcare building delivery.