Project Files: Hospitals

COMPANY: Environmental Systems Design Inc., Chicago

INSTALLATION: Multiple facility-wide systems


CUSTOMER: Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago

OBJECTIVE: Apply innovative building designs using ASHRAE standards while achieving LEED Silver certification.

DESCRIPTION: The nearly one million-square-foot Prentice Women’s Hospital is an 18-story building designed to handle the delivery of 13,500 babies a year and house 256 licensed beds.

The facility, which achieved a LEED Silver certification for sustainable design, features integrated technology systems, redundant infrastructure, full building HEPA filtering, energy-efficient design, a central UPS system, a robust power quality design to meet the special needs of sensitive electronic medical equipment, and a Web-enabled DDC building automation system.

Environmental Systems Design Inc. received a first-place technology award from Region IV of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) for its work at Prentice Women’s Hospital. The ASHRAE Technology Awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building designs that incorporate ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and IAQ.

“The facility, which achieved a LEED Silver certification for sustainable design, features integrated technology systems.”
- Raj Gupta, P.E., LEED-AP, president of Environmental Systems Design

Publication date: 08/03/2009

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