Akron Healthcare Facility 'Sips' Energy
October 24, 2016 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The Akron Children’s Hospital's Kay Jewelers Pavilion was designed to 'sip' energy, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.
The 368,735-square-foot medical tower was built to the Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD) method, which resulted in construction being done for an estimated $40 million under budget.
The new tower is operating much more efficiently than anticipated, consuming 38 percent less energy than the national median for a similar-sized hospital.
Programming the sequences of operation in the building automation system was critical to a successful implementation of a comfortable environment, the article said.
This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net.