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Healthcare Facilities Committee

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    Free and open to the public

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    Knowledge Community



Sustainability and Energy Efficiency: a comparison of two hospitals' methods for success

Rick Rome, Executive Vice President of WSP+ccrd, will demonstrate how two hospital systems used different but successful methodologies to achieve sustainability and energy efficiency goals. Both Dell Children’s Hospital, the first LEED-HC Platinum hospital in the world, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital had the same philosophy: that a Healthcare System Sustainability Program was the right path for dramatically reducing their new hospital operating costs (allowing more of the funding to be spent on other critical needs within the hospital) and at the same time demonstrating their commitments to a sustainable environment.

This program will show:

• how the 600,000 SF Dell Children’s Hospital became the first LEED Platinum hospital in the world.

• how Phoenix Children’s Hospital achieved incredible sustainability goals (and qualified for energy grants) but without going thru the LEED process.

• a breakdown of the actual energy usage of each hospital by electricity and natural gas over a one year period.

• in the case of Phoenix Children’s, the actual energy reduction achieved while continuing to operate the existing hospital that was expanded.

• a comparison of the actual energy usage for one year of operation of the two facilities.

• a summary on how these sustainability achievements have impacted each of the hospitals' public relations and standing in not only the local community but also their national reputations.

1.5 LUs/HSW are available

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