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Energy Leadership through Healthcare Design

Energy Leadership through Healthcare Design

| May 25, 2016

by Julia Rogers Healthcare energy consumption is at all all-time high. The average hospital uses three times the energy of a typical commercial building. A study in 2013 demonstrated that healthcare facilities spend $8.8 billion per year on energy consumption. Retrofitting allows for energy to be able to be distributed with the highest of efficiency […]

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Baystate Health and Design Partners Win 2015 Vista Award

Baystate Health and Design Partners Win 2015 Vista Award

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Springfield, MA – On March 16, the project team for Baystate Health’s Hospital of the Future project was honored with the 2015 Vista Award for New Construction at the PDC Summit in San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), the annual Vista awards recognize the importance of collaborative teamwork in […]

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Retrofitting the Future of Healthcare

Retrofitting the Future of Healthcare

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

by David Lee Many new buildings are focusing on sustainability, with words words like “green” and “eco-friendly” gaining traction with public opinion. We find ourselves often enamored with these marketable, energy-efficient new buildings and lose sight of the aging buildings that exist all around us. Considering that the majority of buildings we work, live, and play […]

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Pro and Con: Solar Air Heating Systems

Pro and Con: Solar Air Heating Systems

| February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Charles Hopkins When most think of solar energy, photovoltaics and solar thermal water heating come to mind. These are technologies that most large-scale projects consider at one point or another and are easily understood by project stakeholders. However, what are the alternative options projects can investigate to cut energy bills and reduce our impact on […]

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Looking at the Big Picture in Academic Building Design

Looking at the Big Picture in Academic Building Design

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Shelley Vanderweil Many opportunities arise over the course of a building project, particularly for academic buildings embedded in a campus. The design team (architects, engineers, and construction partners when possible) plays an important role in applying big-picture thinking and lessons learned from past experience to identify the opportunities and guide the client to consider […]

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Academic Building Trends: Where Past Meets Present

Academic Building Trends: Where Past Meets Present

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Nicole Imbergamo It is nearly impossible to walk down a street in Boston or Cambridge today without passing a building that is part of a university campus. These campuses are filled with historic and iconic buildings which express the character and strong history of each institution. While many of these buildings house prominent researchers and […]

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