Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2017

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28 Medical Construction & Design | SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER 2017 | MCDM AG.COM State of Sustainability ISSUE FOCUS angle. Product systems should be designed so that they can easily be taken apart and re- used in a new system. As more manufacturers publish the contents of their products, the closer we get to designing true healing environments. When design- ing Community Cancer Center North in Indianapolis, Indiana, an assortment of furniture and materials was selected to create a beautiful, healing environment that not only looks great, but incorporates products that do not contain harmful substances. The team also chose furniture and shad- ing devices based on trusted manufacturers with recycling programs in place. On another project, CallisonRTKL designed Pennsylvania's Lankenau Medical Center's expansion with sustainability in mind. The concept was a facility that meets needs, and is maintain- able, adaptable and durable. The exterior included a veg- etative roof that filters storm water runoff and increases roof life. The interior finishes are low VOC/ IAQ certified and include recyclable floor- ing and ceiling tiles. As a re- sult, the project was certified LEED Silver. In the near future, the hope is to design healthcare facilities only with products that advance an ultimate goal of improving the health of our world. Requiring HPDs and EPDs from manufactur- ers brings us closer. With our clients' and consultants' help, we can improve the human and ecological health of the built environment. Kelsie Whittington is a senior designer in the Healthcare Practice Group at CallisonRTKL. From top: Lankenau Medical Center Patient Pavilion for Heart, Vascular & Lung Care delivers excellent patient care in a high-acuity environment. > Lankenau Medical Center's expansion was designed to be maintainable, adaptable and durable. > Lankenau Medical Center Patient Pavilion for Heart, Vascular & Lung Care received LEED Silver certifi cation. Lankeanu: Jeffrey Totaro. 88% of large hospitals have all or a portion of the windows made from multi-layer glass. — 93% of hospitals use one or more daylighting or lighting conservation features. —

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