High Performance Hospital Partnerships: Reaching the 2030 Challenge and Improving the Health and Healing Environment
• Documents how new hospitals in the US can greatly increase their value by reducing energy use by 75% and increasing environmental quality for patients and staff.
• Identifies energy use characteristics of high performing hospitals and pathway for innovating daylighting and ventilation strategies.
This paper documents that new hospitals in the United States can greatly increase their value to their owners by reducing energy by 75% and increased environmental quality for patients and staff. It identifies: 1) the energy use characteristics for common and higher performing US hospital energy efficiency strategies; 2) the rationale, goals, strategies and metrics for innovative daylighting and ventilation strategies for the broadest range of hospital space types; 3) the de-evolution of the performance of hospital prototypes related to these energy performance and interior environmental quality metrics during the 20th century; 4) Scandinavian hospital case study examples that exemplify the highest quality and energy performance characteristics, and interior environmental qualities; and 5) describes the business case for making these design and operational changes, and detailing what goals should be set for hospital design and operations that model continuous process improvement.
Burpee, Heather, Hatten, M., Loveland, J., and Price, S. "High Performance Hospital Partnerships: Reaching the 2030 Challenge and Improving the Health and Healing Environment." Paper presented at the annual American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Conference on Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction (PDC). Phoenix, AZ, March 8-11, 2009