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Hospitals and Health Research in the 21st Century: Protecting Lives While Saving Energy

Wednesday, October 3
9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

When designing, constructing, or retrofitting hospitals and health research laboratories, owners will confront the following paradox: Can my facility achieve a high level of energy efficiency, plus high quality facility management, without compromising critical life safety and security requirements? And can this balance be achieved within budget and within the realities of today's world? Our panel of experts discussed this 21st Century conundrum and the challenges, opportunities, and legal issues involved. Attendees explored avenues for owners and designers to achieve an appropriate balance, and also heard from executives from hospitals and universities, who shared their motivations for facility decisions.

Panel Presentations:

Welcome and Overview of Symposium
Byron Edwards, LS3P Associates, Ltd.

Energy Benchmarking Data
Dan Doyle, Grumman Butkus

Health and Safety vs. Energy Use in Hospitals and Research Facilities
Thomas Smith, Exposure Control Technologies

Facility Perspectives and Approaches Taken
Michael Benjamin, Bard, Rao + Athanas

Legal Issues and Ramifications for Medical Facilities
Kent Stair, Carlock, Copeland, Semler & Stair, LLP

Panel Discussion: The Owner/Administrator's Perspective
Bob Marriott, Associate Dean for Planning & Resources, UNC School of Medicine
Dave Dement, Medical University Hospital Association
Mary-Lynn Cummings, Associate Dean, Cornell University
Wendell Brase
, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Business Services, University of California at Irvine
Ted Athanas, Bard, Rao + Athanas

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