UF Health to Headline a Session at HFS&E

A Model of Sustainability for Complex Healthcare Environments


Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Austin, TX

The first hospital to be awarded four Green Globes by the The Green Building Initiative – the organization's top sustainability rating – will be the subject of a presentation at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in October. "UF Health – A Model of Sustainability for Complex Healthcare Environments" will cover the inherent challenges associated with sustainable strategy implementation in intricate healthcare environments, using the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital as a case study.

Powered by an onsite cogeneration plant and incorporating a myriad of sustainable design and delivery strategies, the new UF Health buildings feature a combined 216 patient rooms and 15 operating rooms, including advanced imaging hybrid ORs. The phased project represents a further step toward the cohesive vision put forward by the medical center to consolidate and align services that until now were scattered across the existing campus, but is also a quintessential example of innovative thought leadership and best-in-class sustainable healthcare design.

Flad Senior Associate Pat Spoden, who served as project manager, will join John Chyz, a building performance consultant with Affiliated Engineers Inc., and Du Meyer, director of design and construction services at UF Health, for the session. The 31st Annual Symposium & Expo takes place in Austin, Texas, from Oct. 8-10, with the time of the UF Health session still to be determined.

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