How to be Resilient in a World of Creeping Climate Change

Many healthcare systems are aware they need to think about the impact of a changing climate on their ability to deliver effective health services. This awareness likely stems from the increasing frequency and severity of climate change-driven disasters. These disasters have included year-round wildfires, increasingly intense rain events and flooding, unseasonable freezes and record-setting heat.
What Healthcare Organizations Need to Know About the IRA to Leverage Financial Incentives

The Inflation Reduction Act was developed in reaction to exponential rises in the cost of energy, global impacts of climate change, and a growing need for the federal government to ease these economic burdens on American's. This bill incentivizes emissions reductions by providing tax credits accessible by private citizens, local municipalities, large corporations, and disadvantaged communities to produce clean power, increase climate resiliency, and modernize existing infrastructure.
Five Things Healthcare Business Executives Should Know About ESG

It’s imperative for healthcare organizations to lead on climate change action; here’s a primer on what to do now.
New Research Finds Healthcare Electrical Systems for Plug Loads Significantly Oversized

This story has been literally years in the making. It’s been a quest to illuminate truth. It’s about “right-sizing” the electrical systems appropriate to actual electrical demand. As you may recall, this research (Mazzetti has been spearheading for years), is meant to illustrate the ACTUAL peak electrical demand when a hospital is stressed to the max... Queue a once-in-a-century pandemic.
The Imperative for Healthcare to Combat our Climate Crisis

Healthcare leaders are increasingly recognizing the responsibility of the industry to respond to this crisis. In the world of design, we say that “form follows function”...
Is the Traditional NICU Delivering the Best Outcomes for All Preemies?

Approximately 11% of babies worldwide are born premature. Most babies born at 32 weeks of pregnancy have only a few temporary health issues that require a stay in the NICU for  a few days to a few weeks. At 32 weeks, babies still have a couple months to go before reaching their full birth weight, but they’re well developed.
Hot Water for Handwashing: Is it necessary?

Hot water is not required for effective handwashing (AAH Journal Article).
Responding to a "Hot" Hospital's Need to Increase COVID Care Capacity

50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, CA, is the city of Riverside, home to over 300,000 people (the most populous city in Riverside County). In January 2021, as COVID-19 surged in the LA area, hospitals started grappling with capacity to care for infected patients – including Parkview Community Hospital (Parkview).
Time to Get Serious About the Greatest Threat to Human Health (And it's not COVID)

Become a member of a robust community--healthcare engineers, designers, facility personnel, financial and regulation experts and more—to tackle the greatest challenges facing the Healthcare sector toward achieving carbon neutrality. Share your expertise. Share your experience. Share your passion to help us build a better, more sustainable Healthcare sector.
Pushing MEP Boundaries for New UCSF Parnassus Heights Hospital

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has selected San Francisco-based, healthcare specialists Mazzetti and global consulting and engineering firm Arup as the lead MEP engineers of record for its new hospital, UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights (Parnassus Heights).  Collaborating with architect partners HDR (Architect of Record) and Herzog & de Meuron (Lead Designer) to design the “hospital for the future”, Mazzetti and Arup will integrate forward-looking, innovative design, supporting UCSF’s commitment to world-renowned clinical research and training.
Clinical Implications for Design of In-House Specialty Pharmacies

The demand for in-house specialty pharmacies in large healthcare facilities is on the rise. Health systems are realizing (more) the benefits these pharmacies offer to their employees and patients. As these pharmacies are expected to facilitate seamless clinical support and education, provide external distribution (which inherently brings challenges), and offer integrated technology, conventional design is facing an evolution. With this evolution, we see opportunity for improving employee workflow and increasing the quality of patient care.
Distilling Disinfecting Lighting Resources and Best Practices

What about using light as a disinfection tool? Several companies in the market are claiming such products--lights with disinfecting capabilities. We've attempted to distill tips and guidelines -- how to assess practices and products and how to apply it with today’s needs in response to COVID-19.
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