The Ghana Infectious Disease Center (GIDC) is a new, 100-bed hospital in Accra, which has been developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the first infectious disease center in Ghana, the GIDC will provide needed healthcare services to the city.
Due to the urgent need for an infectious disease center, the hospital was built in a record time of 100 days. Over 700 square meters of water-efficient landscaping was embedded throughout the hospital to provide as pleasant of an environment as possible for patient recovery.
Resource-efficient design and technologies, such as insulation, energy-saving lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures will lower the hospital’s utility costs. The operational savings from the green features enable a simple pay-back period of less than a year. Additional savings will then be rechanneled to provide greater care for patients.
The GIDC was developed by the Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund, a private sector-led initiative committed to providing a prompt response to the hardship and suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The GIDC has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Insulation of the roof and external walls, an energy-efficient air conditioning system with an air-cooled chiller, and energy-saving lighting in internal and external spaces.
Water-efficient landscaping and low-flow showerheads and faucets in bathrooms.
In-situ reinforced concrete slab for the floor, concrete filler slab with Polystyrene blocks and steel sheets on timber rafters for the roof, and 3-D wire panel with “shot-crete” on both sides for internal and external 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.