Monday, 26 November 2007

Sustainable Hospital Design

The practice is participating in the Department of Health Estates and Facilities Research Fund Project ‘Design strategy for low energy ventilation and cooling of health buildings’ led by Prof. Alan Short at the Martin Centre, University of Cambridge. Co-researchers include NHS Senior Executive Jan Filochowski, the BP Institute at the University of Cambridge, IESD De Montfort, Tim Lewers Acoustics, Dr. Frank Mills and Paul Thomas and John Connaughton of Davis Langdon’s Research Department. Preliminary results were presented by Short at this year’s IHEEM Conference in Harrogate. Dr. Nick Brown of the Microbiology Department at Addenbrookes is consultant to the project on infection control issues and more recently Leeds University Engineering Department’s ‘Airborne pathogens research group’ has been recruited to advise the team. The group is developing generic configurations for low energy hospitals and subjecting them to rigorous analysis including capital and lifecycle costings.

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