John Bilotta, P.E., LEED AP, is vice president and managing principal of Syska Hennessy Group’s Princeton, NJ, office and has 25 years of experience in the design of health care facilities across the country.
There’s nothing simple about the design, construction, and maintenance of a hospital’s protective environment and airborne infection isolation spaces. However, if you pay careful attention to recommended ventilation and filtration strategies for the rooms and adjacent areas, you can handle the pressure (so to speak) and deliver a healing environment.
Retrieving every last bit of performance from the system while stopping short of the surge line is no small feat. Dig into sizing, tower selection, chilled water loads and stability, and condenser water management to leave no efficiency stone unturned. Read more in April issue