Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital
The Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital is a multi-wing healthcare facility with 800 inpatient and 200 outpatient beds. The 13-floor public hospital is operated by the Turkish Ministry of Health with three wings: Clinics and Administration, Diagnostic and Treatment, and Inpatient Wards.
Located in the Kartal district of Istanbul, the hospital’s resource-efficient design allows it to save money on operational costs and funnel more funds into patient care. The hospital has energy-efficient air conditioning, preheated water using waste heat from generators and energy-saving lighting to conserve energy. Features such as low-flow faucets and water-efficient landscaping also reduce water usage. The hospital’s sustainable design saves over 2,000 tCO2 per year.
The hospital was developed by the Istanbul Project Coordination Unit (IPCU) Governorship of Istanbul, a unit of Istanbul’s government founded in 2006 to improve the city’s earthquake preparedness. Since Istanbul lies on a major fault zone, the unit mitigates seismic risk through retrofitting and constructing new public buildings that are built to withstand a potential earthquake. The Dr. Lufti Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital is a product of the Turkish government’s belief that sustainable buildings should be built to withstand both earthquakes and climate change.
In addition to building a structurally sound and environmentally-friendly building, the hospital offers many recreational spaces designed to improve patient well-being. The hospital also contains study rooms, libraries and labs to foster continued training and research for young doctors. The hospital has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Insulated roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, energy-efficient air conditioning with water cooled chiller, variable speed drive in AHU and pumps, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, high-efficiency boiler for water heating, preheated water using waste heat from the generator, energy-saving lighting and solar hot water collectors.
Low-flow faucets, dual flush water closets and water-efficient landscaping.
Controlled use of concrete for floor slabs, Aluminum sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, autoclaved aerated concrete blocks for internal and external walls, curtain walling for external walls, and plasterboards on metal studs with insulation for internal walls.
*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.