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Rainbow Children’s Hospital – Bengaluru

Rainbow Children's Hospital, located in India, has received final EDGE Certification from GBCI India.

Rainbow Children’s Hospital – Bengaluru


The Rainbow Children’s Hospital – Bengaluru offers a bright and comfortable environment not only for patients seeking care, but also for the doctors and nurses who work to save lives. The newest addition to the Rainbow Children’s Hospital group, the Marathahalli facility, is located just outside Bengaluru. The 200-bed hospital maximizes natural lighting and ventilation, and incorporates many green features to conserve natural resources and provide a more pleasant environment for all. Forty-eight percent of the building’s hot water demand is supplied using on-site solar hot water collectors. Additionally, a black water treatment and recycling system conserves all non-potable water so it can be used for landscaping, water closets and urinals. Building green has allowed the hospital to save nearly $7,000 in operating costs each month, helping allocate more finances toward patient care. The success of the Rainbow Children’s Hospital has inspired management to incorporate sustainable designs into their other projects.

Rainbow Hospital opened its doors to patients in 1999 as one of the first pediatric care facilities in southern India. Despite being met with skepticism about the need for separate pediatric facilities, Dr. Ramesh Kancharla forged ahead with a vision for better child health care. Today, Rainbow Hospital is ranked the number one children’s multi-specialty hospital in India. The Rainbow Hospital family has 11 facilities specifically dedicated to women and children.

The Rainbow Children’s Hospital – Bengaluru has received final EDGE certification from GBCI India.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification



27%

Energy Savings*


33%

Water Savings


26%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


Reduced window to wall ratio, low-E coated glass, energy-efficient air-conditioning with a water-cooled chiller, energy-saving lighting and solar hot water collectors.


Water


Low-flow showerheads and faucets and dual flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and a black water treatment and recycling system.


Materials


Solid dense concrete blocks 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.

Location:


Survey No. 8/5, Marathahalli-KR Puram, Outer Ring Rd,
Doddanekkundi, Marathahalli, Ferns City, Doddanekkundi, Bengaluru
Karnataka 560037, India

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


April 2018

Floor Space:


13,710 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


531.2 tCO2/Year

Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital

The Kartal Hospital, located in Istanbul, has received a preliminary EDGE certificate.

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



32%

Energy Savings*


21%

Water Savings


26%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions


Energy


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.


Water


Low-flow faucets, dual flush water closets and water-efficient landscaping.


Materials


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.

Location:


Cevizli Mah, Semsi Denizer Cad, Cevizli Mevkii
Kartal, Istanbul, 34890

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


April 2019

Floor Space:


241,250 m2

Total CO2 Savings:


2,011 tCO2/Year

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MBU at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, raised funds through The Rebecca Foundation to build the new Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi. The 160-bed EDGE-certified facility houses the maternity, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units of KATH.

MBU at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, raised funds through The Rebecca Foundation to build the new Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi. The 160-bed facility houses the maternity, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units of KATH. Africa Building Partners (ABP), with a work force that is almost entirely Ghanaian, built the facility.

The building envelope of the new MBU is insulated against sweltering outdoor temperatures, with small windows made of double-glazed, insulated glass. Solar technologies help to produce hot water and power the hospital, with energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems using that power more effectively. The MBU has been built to withstand earthquakes, fires and explosions and has temperature insulation and noise isolation capabilities.

The new MBU has filtered fresh air, with three operating theaters and nine birthing beds (instead of the former two). There are 130 cots and 15 incubators, so that babies no longer share cots and incubators as they had in the past, and two infant ventilators have been introduced. Sinks have been added to all birthing rooms for hand-washing purposes to help prevent cross-infections.

The plight of the former MBU was brought to the First Lady’s attention with the documentary “Next to Die” by Joy News’ Seth Kwame Boateng, which created national outrage that nearly one out of four babies were dying, translating to as many as seven infant deaths per day. Conditions were precarious for mothers as well, with nearly 100 dying annually. The new MBU demonstrates how operational savings can be re-channeled into creating a more nurturing environment that improves the well-being of patients.

“When it comes to hospitals, resource efficiency literally translates to saved lives,” said Eric Gené, the CEO and Founder of ABP. “Lower operational costs, which are many times superior to savings in construction costs, free up cash flow to purchase better equipment and pay for the best medical professionals available. This results in a higher level of patient care.”

Gené estimates the extra costs for the MBU’s green design at about 10 percent in plumbing, 20 percent in electrical, and 10 percent in materials, or roughly 3 percent overall. Operational savings from lower utility bills are projected to be more than $23,000 per month. The payback period will end after four months of operation.

The MBU at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has received final EDGE certification from thinkstep-SGS.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


56%

Energy Savings*


33%

Water Savings


42%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, insulation of roof and external walls, low e-coated glass, air conditioning with air cooled chiller, energy-saving lighting systems for internal and external spaces, solar hot water collectors and solar photovoltaics.

Water

Low-flow faucets in bathrooms and dual-flush water closets.

Materials

Aluminium sheets on steel rafters for roof construction, 3-D wire panel with “shot-crete” on both sides for external and internal walls, and ceramic tile 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.

Location:


KATH Kumasi
Bantama, Kumasi
Ghana

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


January 2018

Floor Space:


4,220m2

Total CO2 Savings:


215 tCO2/Year

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Sede de EBAIS de La Ribera de Belén

Sede de EBAIS de La Ribera de Belén has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from the Green Building Council Costa Rica.

Sede de EBAIS de La Ribera de Belén

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social – CCSS) is the public institution in charge of social security in Costa Rica with the goal of providing health and social protection services to the population. Recognizing the positive impact of green building on the environment and the well-being of communities, the fund is leading the construction of green public hospitals in Costa Rica.

Sede de EBAIS de La Ribera de Belén, one of CCSS’ green hospitals, is a provider of basic health services to a population of 9,500 individuals in La Ribera. The hospital facility offers services ranging from primary care consultations and treatments to laboratory and nursing operations.

The building incorporates occupancy sensors, rainwater harvesting systems and natural ventilation. Solar photovoltaics will provide 25 percent of total energy demand, enough to generate daily energy needs for lighting. As a result, Sede de EBAIS de La Ribera de Belén is expected to realize estimated utility cost savings of 788,887 colones (US$1,396) per month.

Sede de EBAIS de La Ribera de Belén has received final EDGE certification from the Green Building Council Costa Rica.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


37%

Energy Savings*


39%

Water Savings


39%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for external walls, insulation of roof and external walls, natural ventilation for corridors, variable refrigerant volume cooling system, energy-saving lighting systems, occupancy sensors in bathrooms, and solar photovoltaics.

Water

Low-flow faucets in kitchens and bathrooms, single-flush and flush valves for water closets, water-efficient urinals, water-efficient landscaping, and a rainwater harvesting system.

Materials

Steel sheets on steel rafters for roof construction,  medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and finished concrete 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.

Location:


La Rivera, San Antonio de Belén
Belén, Heredia
40702, Costa Rica

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


January 2018

Floor Space:


702m2

Total CO2 Savings:


5 tCO2/Year

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Sede de EBAIS de Escobal de Belén

Sede de EBAIS de Escobal de Belén hospital has received a preliminary EDGE certificate from the Green Building Council Costa Rica.

Sede de EBAIS de Escobal de Belén

The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social – CCSS) is the public institution in charge of social security in Costa Rica with the goal of providing health and social protection services to the population. Recognizing the positive impact of green building on the environment and the well-being of communities, the fund is leading the construction of green public hospitals in Costa Rica.

Sede de EBAIS de Escobal de Belén, one of CCSS’ green hospitals, is a provider of basic health services to a population of 4,500 individuals in Calle Escobal, San Antonio. The hospital facility offers services ranging from primary care consultations and treatments to laboratory and nursing operations.

The building incorporates occupancy sensors, rainwater harvesting systems and natural ventilation. Solar photovoltaics will provide 25 percent of total energy demand, enough to generate daily energy needs for lighting. As a result, Sede de EBAIS de Escobal de Belén is expected to realize estimated utility cost savings of 584,052 colones (US$1,034) per month.

Sede de EBAIS de Escobal de Belén has received final EDGE certification from the Green Building Council Costa Rica.

Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification


32%

Energy Savings*


35%

Water Savings


43%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

Reduced window to wall ratio, reflective paint for external walls, insulation of roof and external walls, natural ventilation for corridors, energy-saving lighting systems, occupancy sensors in bathrooms, and solar photovoltaics.

Water

Low-flow faucets in kitchens and bathrooms, single-flush and flush valve for water closets, water-efficient urinals, faucets and landscaping, and a rainwater harvesting system.

Materials

Steel sheets on steel rafters for roof construction,  medium weight hollow concrete blocks for internal and external walls, and finished concrete 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.

Location:


Calle Escobal
San Antonio
40701, Costa Rica

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


January 2018

Floor Space:


456m2

Total CO2 Savings:


3.18 tCO2/Year

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Keserwan Medical Center

A 6-story multi-specialty hospital with 65 beds, the KMC achieved final EDGE certification.

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


21%

Energy Savings*


25%

Water Savings


26%

Less Embodied Energy in Materials

Technical Solutions

Energy

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.

Water

Low-flow faucets and dual flush for water closets in bathrooms, water-efficient faucets for kitchen sinks.

Materials

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.

Location:


Ghazir, Keserwan
Lebanon

More Information:


Stage:


Final EDGE Certification

Date:


March 2015

Floor Space:


4,949m2

Total CO2 Savings:


141 tCO2/Year

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