Saving Energy in Hospitals with Passive House Techniques

As the energy and carbon landscape evolves, the design and construction of hospitals must change to meet new challenges. New techniques, perspectives and methodologies must be applied to drive innovation and achieve outstanding results. From the dual perspective of a CPHC and experienced HVAC design engineer, we will provide an overview of Passive House principles in the context of hospital design and construction. We will review three case studies: one occupied, one in construction, and one in design. Through these examples, we will demonstrate how the application of Passive House principles radically increases design optionality and improves the overall energy performance of hospitals.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Harbor 1

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Approved for 1 credit hour toward AIA (LU), BOC, GBCI (BD+C), and NARI certification. Credit is offered for each full conference day toward MA CSL, PHI, Phius, and RESNET certification.

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  • Define changing local and national carbon and energy consumption regulations, and their intersection with healthcare requirements like ASHRAE 170.
  • Distinguish areas of design where Passive House strategies can be most impactful on overall energy consumption.
  • Compare case studies of hospital projects utilizing Passive House strategies.
  • Describe how Passive House principles and techniques impact new and existing hospital design and construction projects.

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