Construction and Design - April 2019

Integrating modern equipment into existing spaces

The size of the new equipment, the need to reconfigured floor plans and existing building constraints must be considered


HVAC, lighting upgrades help facility save money

Changes support user needs and cut energy costs


Emory University Hospital Tower awarded LEED Silver

The building meets standards for air quality, energy efficiency and for using locally sourced materials


Net-zero energy buildings no longer a radical concept

A wide range of building types and sizes can achieve net-zero status


Spending on energy efficiency means improving patient care

Running a hospital means taking the reins on your energy output by making smart energy-saving investments


Making the case for energy efficiency

A communication gap between the CFO and facility managers can result in missing out on good efficiency projects


New Tucson healthcare facility focuses on technology, patient comfort

The number of hospital beds will go from 479 to 649


Understanding the real cost of paint

Understanding the ingredients in paint is the first step to making a quality paint selection


Outpatient facility design for introverts and extroverts

Waiting areas needs to allow for introverts to remain private as well as provide seating for the extrovert who is sociable and talkative, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website


How Gundersen Health System achieved energy independence

Director of engineering and operations used his process improvement expertise to save energy, deploy renewable energy projects and drive out waste


Solar power, other tech, can save hospitals money and energy

Technologies can help can cut costs and improve energy efficiency


Program helping hospitals cut energy use

Program run by New Jersey utility lets hospitals use interest-free, on-bill repayment to install energy-saving upgrades


Building smarter healthcare through better interior design

Many of the finishes chosen for a new, expanded or renovated healthcare facility are more than just passive elements


Healthcare system adds helipad using job order contracting

The total project timeline took approximately six months


How are transforming a healthcare facility and buying a car similar?

Focus on the outcome and the rest should follow


Healthy light: How to design tunable or dynamic lighting to benefit patients and staff

In medical facilities, balanced lighting choices can stimulate the circadian system while providing illumination for round-the-clock care


Hospitals opening ERs that cater to mental health patients

Emergency rooms have become the only care option for many people


Maryland hospital's neonatal couplet care rooms encourage bonding

Keeping babies close to their families may shorten hospital stay for some


Wyoming ER renovation to provide more privacy, security

The new ER will have four treatment rooms with glass doors with privacy curtains that can be drawn when needed


N.Y. hospital energy update could reduce annual costs by $220,000

The upgrade is expected to reduce the hospital's heating and air conditioning energy use by 50 percent



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