Focus: HVAC

Select an HVAC system for a healthcare facility's specific goals

February 23, 2017

Select an HVAC system for energy efficiency and a healthcare facility’s specific goals, is critical, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

The healthcare facility HVAc system selection process is not straightforward, because of the higher demand, required thermal conditions, codes regarding reliability and hygiene and the need to reduce energy consumption while maintaining a safe environment.

The first step in the process should be meeting with the stakeholders to discuss the facility’s goals.

Next, the program requirements should be reviewed with the architect and medical staff, including the temperature and humidity conditions throughout the building.

Read the case study.

 

See the latest posts on our homepage

Share:

Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Manchester cancer center fire sparks patient evacuation


Facility does not house patients, but is attached to the main hospital

4/28/2017

Focus: Energy Efficiency

New power plant to save Baltimore hospital $750K per year


Baltimore Washington Medical Center's new power plant is also expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

4/28/2017

Focus: Security

Healthcare facility design can support security


Healthcare organizations are urged to focus on security in facility design and planning

4/28/2017

Waiting rooms should be improved, not eliminated


Simple amenities can make a big difference, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

4/28/2017

Effective space programming can ease growing pains


New technologies and legislation mean that healthcare facilities often must change the way they deliver care

4/28/2017





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.