Hospitals are some of the largest energy-consuming buildings in the United States and are built to last 50 or more years. Best efforts are made to build the most functional, best looking, and most efficient buildings. However, when it comes to value engineering to reduce construction cost, what is considered value? Upfront cost? A 5-year simple payback? Learn how the EPA's Portfolio Manager can help benchmark the proposed building during the design phase. See how your design stacks up to real buildings nationwide.
Assess whether the metrics used during the value engineering process are providing the best value for hospitals.
Discuss the correlation between hospital age and ENERGY STAR score of Ohio's 100 hospitals in the Ohio Hospital Association database.
State real examples of energy inefficient hospitals that are less than 10 years old and the savings lost by not designing for energy efficiency.
Explain the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager design feature and how it can help architects and engineers get a benchmark during the design phase of a project.