A new 380,000-square-foot patient tower with 192 private patient rooms. The first floor provides a new main entrance to the hospital and includes a two-story atrium leading to the second-floor pediatric unit. Other functions in the building include three MRI rooms, ICU, oncology, neuro-stroke, and a top-floor mother/baby wing.
G/BA developed life cycle costs for all major equipment, which was selected based on optimal life cycle costs. In addition, we performed early energy modeling to evaluate insulation levels and window performance.
Energy-saving features of the design are credited for a projected 23.3% in energy savings vs. baseline (the version of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 in effect at the time of design). This equates to $185,886 in annual savings. The project has achieved LEED Gold certification.
|2010 Regional Technology Award, ASHRAE Region VI (first place)|
|2009 Excellence in Engineering Award, ASHRAE Illinois Chapter|