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Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Making a LEED Platinum Hospital: Design to Operations

Tom Chessum FAIA
Principal, CO Architects
Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal, Arup
William Scrantom PE
Principal, Arup
Joseph Stasney
National Director for Hospital Design And Construction, Kaiser Permanente

The new 665,000ft² Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center is the most recent and by far the largest acute care facility in the world to achieve the Platinum rating from the USGBC. Given the escalating benchmark of the LEED tool (ASHRAE 90.1), and the fact that this project was awarded the maximum amount of energy credits (24), it is also the most energy efficient. The new building has been designed with flexible platforms and the latest technology, allowing it to integrate seamlessly into the process of care delivery. In this session, we will review the design approach used to achieve these remarkable results. Sharing images of the finished product, we will discuss results and lessons learned from the first 6 months of clinical operations.




1.  Attendees will observe the processes and approach used to create this super-high-performance facility, shared first-hand by both the owner and the design team.
2.  Attendees will then explore the details of the specific strategies deployed in the new development in order to achieve the Platinum rating.
3.  Attendees will evaluate the idea of making a hospital building “an extension of the care delivery process” through sustainability and integrated technology.
4.  Knowing that many LEED rated facilities have notoriously been shown to actually use more energy than their comparators, see the initial results we are measuring thru an early Measurement & Verification process and the actions we are taking to obtain the full benefit of the design