Net-Zero Hospitals: A Path Forward
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About the Event
Acute-care hospitals are energy intensive. High ventilation rates required by code lead to high cooling loads and reheat. Medical equipment, steam sterilization, and high expectations for thermal comfort add to the difficulty of achieving net zero. As codes change and technology improves, maybe the hospital of the future can be NZE, but what about the hospitals we’re building today? Are they to become fossils of the early 21st century? This presentation shares a strategy, developed by Mazzetti engineers for a recent design challenge, that balances the reality of today’s codes and technology with a vision for a hospital that can adapt to a changing regulatory and technology climate
This session is part of the Beyond Basics Series by the Academy of Architecture for Health. The web-based 60-minute seminars are tailored to provide sessions are tailored to provide healthcare design professionals with sufficient exposure to jump-start interest in wanting to learn more.
Jim Crabb, PE, LEED AP - Mazzetti
John Kreidich AIA, CHC, LEED AP B+C