In just one month, the 2016 MED-Ed Facilities Conference will be in Boston at the Seaport Hotel. At the two-day program, we will be discussing our findings from our thermal comfort in healthcare spaces study. The conference focuses on topics that feature real-work, solutions-based case studies.
Comfort for All: Calibrating Thermal Comfort for Healthcare
This panel discussion will share findings of a recent research endeavor examining thermal comfort in healthcare environments and how the WELL Building Standard can be adapted to healthcare to design more comfortable and healthy environments. Thermal comfort in a healthcare is particularly challenging. The ideal comfort zone of patient rooms, doctor’s spaces, waiting areas, and highly controlled environments don’t overlap creating a perpetual challenge for how hospitals can best meet the thermal comfort needs of all the key occupants. To better understand these conditions and observe how this could be optimized, Payette set out to measure and observe a sampling of current conditions in hospitals.
Tuesday, April 26 | 2:00-3:30pm
Andrea Love, AIA, LEED Fellow, Director of Building Science, Payette
Scott Rawlings AIA, FACHA, LEED AP, Principal, Payette