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.
How do different ventilation systems compare?

Healthcare ventilation systems -- Which system, particularly chilled beams vs. displacement ventilation, is better in which circumstance? Check out the Ventilation Comparison Table -- add your input.
How Integrated Design Yields Optimal Healing and Building Performance

Designing a healing place now means understanding how a building affects its people and its environment. How did we partner with Perkins+Will to achieve optimal healing AND building performance?
Packard Children's - My "Fight Song"

Celebrating the ribbon-cutting event for the most technologically advanced, patient-centered, and environmentally sustainable children’s hospital in the world...
Water Management: Why Identifying Potential Risks Supersedes Testing

Essentially, the CMS is requiring Medicare-certified healthcare facilities to implement water management policies and procedures to reduce the potential risk of Legionella (and other waterborne pathogens). The water management program should consider the ASHRAE 188 Standard and the CDC Toolkit.
ASHRAE Standard 170 - Healthcare Ventilation UPDATES

The ASHRAE 170 Committee—focused on ventilation standards in healthcare-- met at the annual ASHRAE winter conference. Several significant changes are coming that will impact engineers, architects, and owners if implemented. The following are some highlights...
Healthcare Ventilation Standards: Why More Research is Needed

Our hypothesis, though controversial for some, is that we frequently over-ventilate spaces. We don’t truly understand ‘why’ the standards prescribe a certain number of air changes. As a result, hospital owners (likely) are wasting energy dollars without improving indoor air quality.
How OHSU is Revolutionizing Pediatric Brain Surgery

A/E Design Coordination: Why your tools are "failing" you and what to do about it.

Inside Look at Healthcare System Malfunctions: How to Best Protect Your Systems

The Key to Quality in A/E Designs: It’s not what you think.

"Water" Speaks Out to Healthcare Facility Managers

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