This session explores the integrated design and construction process for the new Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center, focusing on passive design, energy and comfort systems, and construction innovation, including a virtual reality tour of the central plant, that culminated in the hospital's LEED 2009 BD+C Platinum certification.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the analysis approaches for targeting a 50% reduction for LEED 2009 BD+C and ID+C Optimize Energy Performance Credit and how that relates to actual performance for a large, acute-care medical center.
  • Describe the approach to LEED 2009 BD+C ID+C Integrated Project Planning and Design for hospital owners to leverage team expertise to align with sustainability goals for new hospitals and clinical care models.
  • Demonstrate how achieving a LEED Innovation credit for Circadian Rhythms for 100% LED lighting fosters better occupant health and improved patient healing outcomes.
  • Assess how passive design strategies and achieving LEED 2009 BD+C and ID+C's IEQ-2 credit intention for improved indoor air quality ripples through a hospital's systems design selection from the building to central plant.