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Accession Number DE2012-1039698
Title Photovoltaic and Energy Efficiency Systems Installation, (Final Report).
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author H. Cunning
Abstract Hackensack University Medical Center's major initiative to create a cleaner ealthier and safer environment for patients, employees and the community served by the medical center is built on its commitment to protect the environment and conserve precious energy resources. Since 2004 the Medical Center launched a long term campaign to temper the negative environmental impact of proposed and existing new construction at the medical center and to improve campus wide overall energy efficiency. The plan was to begin by implementing a number of innovative and eco-friendly enhancements to the Gabrellian Women's and Children's Pavilion, in construction at the time, which would lead to Certification by the US Green Building Councils Leadership & Environmental Design (LEED) program. In addition the medical center would evaluate the feasibility of implementing a photovoltaic system in the new construction (in development and planned) to provide clean pollution free electricity. The steps taken to achieve this included conducting a feasibility study complete with architectural and engineering assessments to determine the potential for implementation of a photovoltaic system on the campus and also to conduct an energy survey that would focus on determining specific opportunities and upgrades that would lead to a healthier energy efficient interior environment at the medical center. The studies conducted by the medical center to determine the viability of installing a photovoltaic system identified two key issues that factored into leaderships decision not to implement the solar powered system. These factors were related to the advanced phase of construction of the women's and children's pavilion and the financial considerations to redesign and implement in the ambulatory cancer center. The medical center, in spite of their inability to proceed with the solar aspect of the project upheld their commitment to create a healthier environment for the patients and the community.
Keywords Buildings
Construction
Design
Electricity
Energy efficiency
Environmental impacts
Environmental protection
Glazing materials
Implementation
Medical establishments
Motors
Neoplasms
Ozone layers
Patients
Photovoltaic power supplies
Pollution
Solar energy
Surveys


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
97O - Miscellaneous Energy Conversion & Storage
89B - Architectural Design & Environmental Engineering
Corporate Author Hackensack University Medical Center Harrington Park, NJ.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-FG36-04GO14212

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