Puget Sound ASHRAE December Chapter Meeting: Moving Towards Zero Energy Hospital Buildings


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Hospitals are large energy consumers, using two to five times the energy of commercial buildings. And, most of the energy consumption is in the HVAC systems; two-thirds to three quarters of hospital energy is heating, ventilation, and cooling. This presentation covers the details, and step-by-step processes, for the design of HVAC systems which are energy-conscious. It incorporates learnings from a three year California grant-funded research project into advanced hospital energy management, and learnings from ASHRAE & RHEVAs upcoming “Guidebook Towards Zero Energy Hospital Buildings”.

Travis English (PE, CEM, LEED-AP, MBA) is the National Director of Engineering and Chief Design Engineer for Kaiser Permanente’s (KP) Facilities Strategy Planning & Design group, headquartered in Oakland, CA. Travis is a PE, with BS in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and an MBA in Management from California State University, Fullerton. He has 20+ years of experience in design and construction. With Kaiser Permanente, Travis emphases a value-based and outcomes-based approach to MEP systems, to meet the challenge of providing world class care environments that meet the ends of responsible, sustainable, and affordable care.