Journal of Healthcare Engineering

Journal of Healthcare Engineering / 2010 / Article

Research Article | Open Access

Volume 1 |Article ID 983604 | 20 pages | https://doi.org/10.1260/2040-2295.1.2.277

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Abstract

The Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities (AEDG-SHC) was recently completed. It is the sixth document in a series of guides designed to achieve 30% savings over the minimum code requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999. The guide [1] is available for print purchase or as a free download from http://www.ashrae.org/aedg and provides user-friendly assistance and recommendations for the building design, construction, and owner communities to achieve energy savings. Included in the guide are prescriptive recommendations for quality assurance and commissioning; design of the building envelope; fenestration; lighting systems (including electric lighting and daylighting); heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; building automation and controls; outside air (OA) treatment; and service water heating (SWH). The guide educates, provides practical recommendations for exceeding code minimums, and provides leadership to help design teams and owners produce higher efficiency commercial buildings.

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