Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2017

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ennis M E D I C A L C O N S T R U C T I O N D E S I G N MCDM AG.COM | SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER 2017 | Medical Construction & Design 1 When I set out to plan this issue, I had a tough time fi nding new in- formation/development/updates on green standards. But that doesn't mean nothing new is happening in the realm of sustainability. Here's what I discovered: While many organizations (certifi cation, healthcare, etc.) have been doing a fantastic job on their own with feats in conservation and sustainability measures, a little teamwork can also go a long way. There's been a trend of partnerships driv- ing new healthcare building projects, but partnerships are also stirring new develop- ments in streamlining sustainability goals. Take, for example, unifi cation between the International WELL Building Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council. Just to recap, IWBI introduced its WELL Building Standard in 2014. WELL is a ho- listic building standard designed to create healthy indoor spaces across seven cat- egories of building performance and human impact: air, water, nourishment, light, fi tness, comfort and mind. The USGBC and IWBI have been working together and have identifi ed specifi c credits where submitted documentation will be recognized by Green Business Certifi cation, Inc., the certifying body for both LEED and WELL. This alignment saves project teams time and costs and reduces documentation. A document was recently published that outlines various levels of fulfi llment within each certifi cation system for overlapping credits and features of LEED and WELL. The document also indicates when and where additional measures may be necessary in order to receive certifi ca- tion from the complementary programs. Learn more at wellcertifi Moving beyond certifi cations, there's plenty happening in the world of sustainability within medical construction & design. This includes more uses of dynamic glass to save on utilities, while bringing in natural light. Partnerships have also spurred development of microgrids for reliable and effi cient power in hospitals. Learn about these green trends and more in our "State of Sustainability" focus. Enjoy the issue! Michelle Tennis, Managing Editor The New Standard Industry aligns to advance sustainability, focus on holistic approaches EDITORIAL PURPOSE: MCD - Medical Construction & Design, (USPS Periodical #19970), ISSN 2155-823X provides the reader with insights and information related to the healthcare construction and design industry. MCD - Medical Construction & Design is published six times a year, bimonthly, by Inform Publishing Group LLC, 8040 E. Morgan Trail, Ste. 23, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Periodical postage paid at Scottsdale, AZ and additional mailing offices. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Annual subscriptions are free of charge for qualified requesters. 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M C D M E DICA L CONST RUCT ION & DE SIGN E D I T O R I A L B OA R D Jim Degnan, P.E., LEED AP Principal, Discipline Lead, Electrical, Stantec Tama Duff y Day, FACHE, FIIDA, FASID, LEED AP Principal, Firmwide Health & Wellness Practice Area Leader, Gensler Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP Principal, Perkins+Will Dan Lee, AAHID, AIA, ASID, IIDA, EDAC Vice President, Architecture and Business Development, Interprise Design Past President, American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers Alison LeVino Jones, AAHID, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP Principal, LeVino Jones Medical Interiors, Inc., Communications Chair, American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers George J. Mann, AIA Professor, The Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair of Health Facilities Design, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University Founder and Chairman, The RPD (Resource Planning and Development) Group T. Scott Rawlings, AIA, FACHA, LEED AP Director of Healthcare, HOK Past President, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health J. Patrick Schultz, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Healthcare Practice Leader, HKS, Inc. Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, LEED AP Chairman Emeritus, HKS, Inc. Former President, American Institute of Architects Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI Senior Vice President/Director Health Facilities, HKS, Inc. Greg Wieland, AIA Design Director, Little Diversifi ed Architectural Consulting A D V E R T I S I N G S A L E S Main Sales Offi ce 480-361-6300, Stuart Mann 480-361-6300, Gregg Willinger 914-588-0545, Jim Oestmann 847-838-0500, Take a moment to secure your subscription. Visit subscribe ORDER OR RENEW YOUR FREE SUBSCRIPTION First Word 8040 East Morgan Trail, Ste. 23, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258 Phone: 480-361-6300 | Fax: 480-361-6394 Group Publishing Director Stuart Mann Publisher Evan Mann Managing Editor Michelle Tennis Art Director Rachel Tullio Editorial Coordinator Chris Schmidt Circulation Manager Philip Scarano III

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