Healthcare Facilities Need a Building Envelope and HCVAC Strategy for Patients' Well-Being
May 6, 2016 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
The healthcare and construction industry is facing a hailstorm, and is heavily relying on its rescue team of architects and structural engineers more than ever to identify the potential operating efficiency in new and existing buildings, according to a blog by Bhushan Avsatthi, associate director at Hi-Tech CADD Services.
On one hand where technology advancement has resulted in better treatment for patients, it has also led to higher energy consumption and elevated costs.
Generally HVAC system and lighting solutions, delivered by MEP contractors, is the first thing that strikes us when we think of improving energy efficiency in hospitals and healthcare facility.
Though these two are undoubtedly crucial to the efficiency journey; Building Envelope analysis is often neglected and forgotten.
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This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net.