Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, Australia, is an internationally acclaimed health care provider that uses advanced technologies and medical devices to enhance patient care. Officials call it one of the first “smart” digital hospitals in the Indian Ocean region.
More than ever, existing buildings are the key to future efficiency gains. And yet, better equipment isn’t everything. The knowledge and behaviors of both occupants and operations staff play critical roles, perhaps greater than you realize. An integrated team approach, smart training, and the Hawthorne Effect are but three factors contributing to your next retrofit’s ultimate fate.
The Australian Technology Park (ATP) in Sydney is a business and technology center intended to serve as an incubator for high-tech startups with the desire to bring research and commercial interests together in a symbiotic environment.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.