Title: Targeting 100! Envisioning the high performance hospital in six climate regions
Authors: Heather Burpee; Joel Loveland
Addresses: Integrated Design Lab, Department of Architecture, College of Built Environments, University of Washington, 100 NE Northlake Way, STE 100, Seattle, WA 98105, USA. ' Integrated Design Lab, Department of Architecture, College of Built Environments, University of Washington, 100 NE Northlake Way, STE 100, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
Abstract: Cost control, maintaining quality healing and working environments, and more sustainable, energy efficient operations are important topics in healthcare today. This team has developed research directed at much higher performing hospitals - targeting both energy performance and interior environmental quality, for little capital investment in six of the most populous and diverse climate regions in the USA. Named Targeting 100!, this project creates a framework for achieving an energy use intensity of less than 315 kWh/m² year; this energy use intensity would achieve the US Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star rating of 100 and meet the 2030 Challenge, signifying energy performance in the highest tier of hospitals in the USA. The project strives for radical energy reduction targets and cost control through integrated strategy sets and team collaboration. It provides a conceptual framework and decision-making structure at a schematic design level of precision for key stakeholders in the design, construction, and operation of hospitals.
Keywords: healthcare facilities; high performance hospital; energy efficiency; cost control; 2030 Challenge; climate regions; energy models; cost modelling; Targeting 100; sustainability; sustainable development; interior environmental quality; USA; United States; team collaboration; decision making; healthcare management; healthcare technology.
World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2013 Vol.10 No.1/2/3, pp.96 - 112
Received: 21 Mar 2012
Accepted: 27 Jul 2012
Published online: 28 Feb 2014 *