PDC Summit 2015: The sessions you won’t want to miss!



It’s that time of year again. Spring training, March Madness and PDC Summit. As you pack your bags for San Antonio, have you thought about the presentations you would like to attend? Here are a few we’d recommend. We’ll see you there.

Sunday, March 15

Designing for Safety: Using the Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit (8am – 4pm)

Mazzetti Principal Dick Moeller will be joined by Anjali Joseph, Director of Grants and Research Advisory Services, The Center for Health Design; Ellen Taylor, Director of Research, The Center for Health Design; Eileen Malone, Senior Partner, Mercury Healthcare Consulting, LLC; and Lynn Willis, Regulatory Compliance Programs Manager, Risk & Regulatory Affairs, UC Irvine Health.

Note: An additional fee is required for this workshop.

This collaborative workshop will allow facility teams to learn about the benefits of completing a safety risk assessment (SRA) using a toolkit specific to a health care setting. An overview of the purpose and structure of the SRA toolkit will be reviewed, as well as the components to facility adoption and implementation within health care organizations. 

Monday, March 16

Engineering Behavior to Reduce Energy Consumption (9:45 – 10:45am) 

Mazzetti CEO Walt Vernon will be joined by Christina Vernon, AVP Facilities Group, Carolinas HealthCare System and Kathy Kuntz, Executive Director, Cool Choices.

Can energy consumption be reduced simply by influencing the behavior of building occupants? This session will introduce behavior engineering strategies from other industries that have particular application to the health care industry.

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Setting a New Standard for Energy Use and Carbon Emissions in an Ambulatory Care Facility (3:15 – 4:30pm) 

Mazzetti Chief Sustainability Engineer Arash Guity will be joined by Paul Marmion, Senior Principal, Stantec Consulting; Ray Pradinuk, Principal, Stantec Architecture; Dean Kaardal, Vice President, Buildings, Stantec Consulting.

This new research initiative investigates, in detail, advanced energy conservation measures (ECMs) in the indicative design for a new ambulatory care center on the St. Paul’s Hospital campus in downtown Vancouver. The aim of the design is to reduce the energy use of the facility by 60 to 80 percent of that of a typical code compliant facility, using advanced energy analysis and real cost based life cycle cost analysis.

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Tuesday, March 17 

New Developments in the Sustainability Roadmap and Energy to Care (3 – 4pm) 

Mazzetti Associate Principal Scott Wallace will be joined by Robert Gance, Director of Facilities Services Boulder Medical Center and Michael Roberts, Senior Specialist, Facilities Management Group, Carolinas HealthCare System.

Today health care organizations are under intense pressure to reduce costs, which inevitably means minimizing consumption of costly resources. Sustainability efforts that result in efficient use of energy and water, less waste, and thoughtful purchasing support an organization’s strategic and cost goals, increase stakeholder engagement, and improve overall brand.

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Wednesday, March 18

New Trends and Requirements in Control of Waterborne Pathogens (9:40 – 10:40am) 

Mazzetti Principal Dick Moeller and Senior Associate Brian Hageman will be joined by

Linda Dickey, Director, Epidemiology & Infection Prevention, UC Irvine Health and Steven Cutter, Director of Engineering Services, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Exposure to Legionella associated with building water systems causes essentially all cases of legionellosis, of which there are 8,000 to 18,000 in the United States every year. The presenters will discuss engineering design and maintenance and surveillance practices that can influence a health care facility’s risks from Legionella, including updates on ASHRAE Guideline 12 and proposed ASHRAE Standard 188P, both of which address ways to minimize the risk of legionellosis from building water systems.

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