Energy Management


Designing Abroad: How Sustainability Is Making An Impact In The Middle East

June 17, 2014     James Atkinson
In part one of a three-part guest blog series on international design challenges, HDR’s James Atkinson looks at how extreme climate, solar energy, and the desire for better healing environments are driving sustainable solutions overseas.

Monitoring Utility Usage Can Save Owners Thousands

June 16, 2014     Richard McKown
A Web-based utility usage dashboard offers insights into performance and savings while it also serves as a troubleshooting tool.

Dell Children’s Pathway To Platinum

June 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The hospital’s new bed tower pushes its tradition of sustainable design forward in water and energy conservation and healthy materials sourcing.

Kaiser Permanente Completes Southwood Campus Addition

May 8, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The $22 million project is targeting to achieve LEED Silver certification.

Camp Pendleton Replacement Hospital Mirrors Military Traditions

April 25, 2014     Sara O. Marberry
Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, completed in November 2013, reflects the ideals of the patients it serves and raises the bar for military healthcare facility design.

PHOTO TOUR: Spodak Dental Group

March 20, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Spodak Dental Group facility in Delray Beach, Fla., which opened in December 2013.

Army Corps Of Engineers Comes To The Rescue At VA Medical Center

March 11, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The 249th Engineer Battalion steps in to provide temporary power during an electrical system upgrade at New York’s James J. Peters VA Medical Center.

Massachusetts Hospital Association Partners With HHI

February 21, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Healthier Hospitals Initiative will work with MHA in helping Massachusetts hospitals focus on reducing energy use and serving locally sourced, healthier foods.

Got Questions About LEED For Healthcare?

February 7, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A panel of green building experts is coming to the Healthcare Design Academy, February 27-March 1 in Washington, D.C.—and they want to know what’s on your mind.

SickKids Research Institute’s Urban Experiment

January 23, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The Hospital for Sick Children overcomes the constraints of a high-rise tower and the siloed nature of research to create a flexible laboratory setting.

Local Healthcare Issues, Local Design Solutions

January 22, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
New educational events are designed to tap into regional concerns, taking a close look at healthcare design issues and projects in your own backyard.

Take Five With Robin Guenther

January 3, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal with Perkins+Will discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.

Boomer Nation: Balancing Ideal Temperatures For Patients And Staff

January 2, 2014     Doug Fick
Older patients prefer warm settings, but hospital staffers are likely to overheat. Here are some tips to help reach a compromise through facility design.

MOBs: Systems For Growth

January 2, 2014     William Ammons and William Stangeland
Careful planning of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems can ensure MOBs are ready for future expansions.

Community Health Center Asks: To LEED Or Not To LEED?

December 31, 2013     Deborah Wingler and Ellen Taylor
Adelante Healthcare studied two of its community health centers, one LEED-certified and one not, to determine the impact of certification.
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