A Model of Sustainability for Complex Healthcare Environments

UF Health


COAA-FL // 2019 Fall Conference

Monday, October 07, 2019

Gainesville, FL

UF Health's new 540,000-square-foot Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals have a combined 216 patient rooms and 15 operating rooms. Powered by an on-site cogeneration plant and incorporating myriad sustainable and wellness design strategies, these facilities represent the quintessential example of innovative thought leadership and best-in-class delivery of a highly complex healthcare project.

This presentation, by Flad's Pat Spoden and Chris Qualle, with John Chyz of Affiliated Engineers and Du Meyer of UF Health, will cover the inherent challenges associated with sustainable strategies for complex healthcare environments. Part of the focus will be on exterior systems, and the benefits (scope alignment and coordination) that the design-assist approach brought to the project, as well as staff/patient wellness and owner/collaborator integration with Green Globes, a green building rating system developed by the Green Building Initiative.

Du MeyerDu Meyer Director of Design and Construction Services, UF Health
Pat SpodenPat Spoden AIA, LEED AP Associate PrincipalFlad Architects
Chris QualleChris Qualle Project ArchitectFlad Architects
John ChyzJohn Chyz Building Performance ConsultantAffiliated Engineers, Inc.