The PDC Summit is just one month away! The three-day event from March 12-15 held in Orlando, Florida will feature cutting-edge topics that are affecting the future of the healthcare built environment and presents thought-provoking research and presentations focusing on cross-team collaboration, PDC sustainability, designing for future generations and technology integration. Payette’s own Alejandra Menchaca and Alison Laas will be presenting our research on natural ventilation in a healthcare setting.
Natural Ventilation of Patient Wards: Challenges and Opportunities
Natural ventilation has many proven benefits, including energy savings, improved indoor air quality, and occupant connection to the outdoors. European patient wards are typically conditioned using natural ventilation, but passive cooling strategy is rarely used in the United States. This session identifies relevant design and patient care issues and outlines safe and effective approaches for incorporating natural ventilation into the health care setting. Additionally, the results of a survey to U.S. health leaders will quantify the most critical challenges to natural ventilation.
Tuesday, March 14 | 4:10PM – 5:10PM
Alejandra Menchaca, Ph.D, LEED AP, Payette, Building Scientist
Alison Laas, AIA, LEED AP, Payette, Associate