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2022 PDC Summit

Carbon Reduction/Electrification – A New Health Care Design Paradigm

Mar 23, 2022 8:30am ‐ Mar 23, 2022 9:30am

Credits: None available.


This session will be a roundtable discussion, including interactive audience participation via smart phone survey, that outlines the national trends in carbon emission reduction policies and what technologies are available (and more importantly, viable) to help electrify building heating and cooling systems. The discussion will feature real-life application to a new state-of-the-art medical office building in an urban setting. This discussion will describe how innovative solutions can be implemented and how they affect initial massing of the building and yet maintain flexibility over time. Fundamental design features, including building envelope design, MEP space for roof-mounted equipment, central mechanical room space, ceiling cavity space and shaft space will be discussed. From an operational perspective, we will discuss how service and maintenance will differ from the past when newer technologies are applied.

Learning Objectives:
  • Implement electrification strategies for heating/cooling in a hospital setting.
  • Identify what design team members contribute to carbon emission reduction.
  • Strategize and prepare for impacts from carbon emissions reduction policies to health care settings.
  • Develop strategies to transition aging equipment to reduce carbon footprint.
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  • 1.00 - CEC

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