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Strategies for patient-centered sustainable design

8 March 2012

Building Energy ’12 (NE Sustainable Energy Association). Boston, MA

Angela Watson, Shepley Bulfinch
Greg Heiges, Shepley Bulfinch
Laura Notman, Session Chair

Angela Watson and Greg Heiges talk about LEED-certified Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven in “Design Strategies for Patient-Centered Sustainable Design in Complex Health Care Facilities” at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) 2012 conference.

They will be joined by panelists Jacob Knowles of BR+A and Christopher Baylow of Payette, who will talk about the design of a VA Spinal Cord Injury Long-Term Care Facility.

This panel session discusses the design process for two complex and sophisticated healthcare facilities. While the two facilities differ in many respects, including setting, scale, and program, both address the need to simultaneously optimize patient care and energy use.

Presenters talk about the design decision making process and strategies for selecting systems and building envelope designs that deliver high-performing facilities integrating the goals of healing environments and energy use reduction.

Smilow was completed in 2010 and received LEED certification last year.

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