Project Files: Hospitals

August 3, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

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

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2014 ACI Home Performance Conference

The 2014 ACI National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show was held in Detroit.


Jeff Hutchinson, Energy Solutions Manager for mechanical contractor Bruner Corp., talks about the ductless market and how it can be profitable for a commercial contractor.

More Podcasts


NEWS 07-21-14 cover

2014 July 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Some in the industry are calling for the EPA to halt production of R-22 as of 2015. What do you think?
View Results Poll Archive


2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con