Medical Construction & Design

JAN-FEB 2016

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Green news & practices Eskenazi Health's main campus in Indianapolis, which includes the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, has become one of the largest LEED Gold healthcare campuses in the world and the fi rst in Indiana. The 1.3-million- square-foot campus includes six buildings and a parking garage on 37 acres at the western end of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Sustainable design innovations include: » A 35,000-square-foot green roof, including a sky farm that grows 2,000 pounds of produce per year that is served in the hospital and in a campus restaurant. » Six healing gardens. » A rainwater harvesting system that supplies 100 percent of the campus' irrigation needs. » Onsite stormwater treatment and infi ltration systems that support the adjacent White River ecosystem, decreasing runof by 40 percent com- pared to pre-project conditions. » Low-fl ow fi xtures that reduce po- table water use by 40 percent. » Recycling 80 percent of construc- tion waste, with 48 percent of materials procured from regional suppliers. HOK served as the executive archi- tect and sustainability consultant, with Platinum Earth, Blackburn Architects and Urban Design contributing to the LEED certifi cation management. Syska Hennessey Group, Inc. served as executive engineer while RATIO Architects, Inc. was the architect of record and BSA LifeStructures served as engineer for the Ambulatory Care Building. Context Design and Ninebark Landscaping, Inc. also joined HOK on the landscape architecture team. Eskenazi Health Campus Earns LEED Gold Certifi cation LEED Susquehanna Health Energy Management Strategy Produces Green Results Susquehanna Health recently reported its 2015 utility costs were 36 percent lower per square foot than in 2009. The organization's Williams- port Regional Medical Center campus, located in Pennsylvania, has grown 50 percent since 2010, yet the cost of heating and cooling has decreased by eight percent. This is the result of an ongoing energy management strategy initi- ated several years ago. The strategy includes: > Replacement of an older infrastructure with high-effi ciency boilers and chillers. A project is underway to replace 40-year-old boilers . The new equipment is more effi cient, produces fewer emissions and has a lower operating cost. ESC boilers are also designed to switch to oil as a heating source in case there is a need to conserve natural gas. > Construction of a new energy service center and other energy-effi cient facilities. This includes building automation systems designed to monitor elements such as humidity and tempera- ture. These systems also sense when a room is empty and shut off lights to conserve energy. > Implementation of a co-generation system that reuses exhaust heat to power heating and water systems while producing electricity. The exhaust heat from the generation process produces 4,000 pounds of steam per hour that is used to heat the facility and provides hot water and steam for the sterilization of instruments. The co-generation system produces 1,900 kilowatts of electricity per hour . For every minute of operation, the system generates enough electricity to power a typical home for a day. > Pursuing energy conservation methods with electricity and natural gas. In 2015 the cost of electricity was reduced by 20 percent compared to the previous year. JOINT INITIATIVE AIA Releases Report Showing Progress of 2030 Carbon-Neutral Building Commitment The American Institute of Architects has produced a report assessing the work of fi rms that are part of the AIA 2030 Commitment, a voluntary initiative to commit their practice to advancing the AIA's goal of carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030. Healthcare fi ndings from the report include data showing that inpatient healthcare facilities had a predicted energy use intensity reduction of 27 percent. Outpatient facilities had a 31 percent reduction. This is compared to the average pEUI of 34 percent. The average includes all participating member fi rms and various building types. In order to make data reporting easier, the AIA partnered with the Department of Energy to create the AIA 2030 Design Data Exchange, an online monitoring, reporting and research tool for architecture fi rms. This tool, along with the full AIA 2030 2014 Progress Report, can be accessed at aia.org. CARBON REDUCTION Susquehanna Health maintenance mechanic Dan Brubaker operates the co-generation system that reuses exhaust heat to power heating and water systems while producing electricity. 50 Medical Construction & Design | JA N UA RY/ F EBRUA RY 2016 | MCDM AG.COM

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