Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Earns More Recognition as an Innovative Energy Marvel


When you walk into Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Packard Children’s), you know you’ve entered a special place. The building, which opened its doors to patients in December 2017, was, from the start, intended to be the most sustainable hospital in the world—and it’s coming to fruition. Packard Children’s is the second children’s hospital in the world to earn LEED Platinum status (1st on the West Coast), the highest designation for sustainability awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. And most recently, this energy marvel has earned an *ASHRAE Technology Award, further acknowledging it’s highly sustainable and innovative design at work.

*ASHRAE Technology Awards is a program recognizing, on an international scale, successful applications of innovative design, which incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management, indoor air quality, and good mechanical design.

The overarching goal was to create an environment that aids healing by providing children and expectant mothers and their visitors warm, comfortable, light-filled and uplifting spaces, creating a “home away from home.” The project embodies innovation and a true commitment to environmental sustainability. Displacement ventilation was a cornerstone system decision to achieving the project’s energy efficiency goals. Discover more in the article below…


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