When Swedish Issaquah Hospital was looking to achieve 60% energy savings over conventional acute care facilities with a goal of 150 KBtu/SF a year compared to the typical hospital usage of 265, CDi engineers offered this prescription:
› Use simple, basic, tried-and-true systems in a more advanced way
› Use AEDG Advanced Energy Design Guides to surpass code requirements
› Use integrated project delivery to reduce construction time schedule
› Use impact on overall EUI as the basis for all design decisions
The outcome? Designed to operate at 130, usage at Swedish is now below that, making it one of the top 10 most energy efficient hospitals in the country. And since healthcare is the second most energy intensive building type in the U.S., the benefit extends beyond the bottom line to our environment.
Whether more hospitals should be saving this kind of energy is not a matter of discussion. It’s a matter of doing.
Let’s get started.