Keserwan Medical Center – Phase 1
Designed to provide state-of-the-art medical care to patients, the Keserwan Medical Center (KMC) will improve healthcare delivery in Mount Lebanon and the surrounding area. A 6-story multi-specialty hospital with 65 beds, the KMC overlooks the sea, providing a comfortable space for nursing and treatment that contributes to a patient’s positive mental attitude in an atmosphere that is conducive to healing.
The Keserwan Medical Center’s professional environment attracts physicians from abroad. Affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut, the KMC provides training and greater connectivity among the hospitals in the country’s healthcare network. The individual buildings are designed according to the latest international scientific standards, to ensure efficient and safe healthcare. In order to achieve EDGE certification for Phase 1 of the project, the KMC made an extra investment that will be paid back through lower utility expenses in a little more than one year.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced window to wall ratio, wall insulation, higher thermal performance glass, air economizers, energy-efficient air conditioning with air-cooled chiller, variable frequency drives in AHUs, variable speed drive pumps, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air and energy-saving lighting.
Low-flow faucets and dual flush for water closets in bathrooms, water-efficient faucets for kitchen sinks.
Clay roofing tiles on steel rafters, medium weight hollow concrete blocks for external walls, lightweight concrete blocks and drywall system for internal walls, and vinyl flooring.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.