Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2014

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10 Medical Construction & Design | September/October 2014 ASHE recognizes hospitals for cutting energy consumption Hospitals in several states have slashed energy use, reducing operational costs and freeing up more resources for patient care. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering is recognizing the hospitals' efforts as part of its Energy to Care program, formerly called the Energy Effi ciency Commitment program. The program encourages hospitals across the country to reduce energy consumption by 10 percent or more over their baseline energy consumption. Several facilities have been previously recognized through the program for lowering energy consumption and were recognized again this spring for saving even more energy. Additionally, the Energy to Care program recognizes repeat winners who reduce energy consumption by an additional 5 percent or more. For a full list of winners and more details, visit Eight projects selected for AIA National Healthcare Design Awards The American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Health has selected the recipients of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards. Winning projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social concerns, as well as the requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital. Learn more about the projects at This year's winners are: > Legacy ER – Allen; Allen, Texas, FOR MORE NEWS For expanded coverage of the medical construction and design industry, visit mcdmag. com. Send story ideas and news items to Industry News Kahler Slater receives interior design award for UW Health Yahara Clinic Kahler Slater's Senior Interior Designer and Associate Principal Jessica Dellenbach, ASID, EDAC, was recently honored with the 2014 ASID Elevate Award for Healthcare for the interior design of the UW Health Yahara Clinic in Monona, Wisconsin. The awards celebrate interior designers whose projects demonstrate the power of design to positively change people's lives. UWMF stipulated that the facility incorporate voluntary patient self- rooming, a new concept designed to reduce wait times and maximize effi ciency. It has an integrated care team space that draws physicians out of private offi ces and into a team environment that encourages collaboration and face-to-face communication. Post-occupancy evaluations have shown the design has reduced staff footsteps by 83 percent and increased overall patient satisfaction scores by 25 percent. designed by 5G Studio Collaborative > Lightwell: Greater Boston Orthodontics; Waltham, Massachusetts, designed by Merge Architects > Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute; Lancaster, Pennsylvania, designed by Ballinger > Mount Sinai Hess Center for Science and Medicine; New York City, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP > Rush University Medical Center New Hospital Tower; Chicago, Illinois, designed by Perkins+Will > Children's Hospital of Richmond Pavilion; Richmond, Virginia, designed by HKS, Inc. > Cincinnati Children's Family Pet Center; Cincinnati, Ohio, designed by GBBN Architects > GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center; Port-au-Prince, Haiti, designed by MASS Design Group

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