Building upon our previously conducted Thermal Bridging Research, Payette conducted an initiative that explored thermal comfort in healthcare environments.
Thermal comfort in a healthcare environment is particularly challenging. The ideal comfort zone of patient rooms, doctors’ spaces, waiting areas and highly controlled environments do not overlap. This creates a perpetual challenge in the operation of your hospital to best meet the thermal comfort needs of all key occupants. Regardless of your geographic location or climate, finding the “sweet spot” is a challenge.
Bringing a scientific process to this effort inevitably leads to higher performing buildings that, by definition, embody sustainable design. Healthcare spaces bring a unique challenge because of needs of the varied constituents.