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{Past Event} - Design & Construction Series: Lessons Learned from LEED Certified Health Care Projects

March 9, 2008 - 1:00 pm - March 9, 2008 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Case studies of health care projects recently certified under the LEED for New Construction rating system will offer a survey of successful green building strategies and a snapshot of current architectural and engineering design innovations in the health care environment. Provide an overview of how a healthcare system’s holistic approach to the health and well-being of its patients, staff, and the environment led to building one of the first LEED Gold-certified healthcare facilities in the country. Demonstrate the importance of an organization’s continuing commitment to achieving those goals through the design and construction process, on-going operations, and routine maintenance practices. Review of the specific design strategies incorporated in the Parrish Healthcare Center. Learn how an effective healthcare facility planning process can ease LEED certification. Learn about a model of collaboration between the hospital owner, designer and construction team that contributes positively to the LEED certification process.


Harvey Anderson, St. Mary’s – Duluth Clinic Health System
Mr. Harvey Anderson is Vice President of Facilities for SMDC Health System headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota. Harvey is responsible for managing the design, construction, renovation, maintenance and budgeting for facilities within the system. SMDC Health System provides health services to residents of Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan and includes 4 hospitals and 18 clinics in its service area.

Chris Male, Parrish Medical Center
Chris joined Parrish Medical Center in 1980. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia with a Master’s Degree in Health Administration. He graduated from the University of Virginia, School of Architecture. Chris has held various positions at the Medical Center to include Sr. Vice President in which he was responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of current and future medical center clinical and support programs and services. He is currently responsible for the Medical Center’s new facility planning, development and construction. His most recent facility project is an outpatient medical facility located in Cocoa, FL, which opened in June 2007. This facility was developed following LEED NC Version 2.1 guidelines.

Robert Robbins, AIA, LEED AP, HKS Architects
Mr. Robert Robbins, AIA is a Vice President and senior project designer with HKS Architects headquartered in Dallas, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Texas Tech University. Robert is a LEED accredited professional and in his 20 years of practice with HKS has designed numerous healthcare facilities around the country and abroad including academic medical centers, general hospitals, outpatient centers, and specialty hospitals. HKS is working to integrate sustainable design principles as a core element of the firm’s practice and to promote the benefits of sustainable design to all its clients. Robert served as senior designer for the Duluth Clinic First Street Building in Duluth, Minnesota. This project received LEED Gold Certification in December 2006, one of the first healthcare projects in the country to attain this milestone.

Ken Sidebottom, CEM, LEED AP, Johnson Controls
Ken Sidebottom is responsible for managing the Sustainable Building Solutions team for the Building Efficiency Business of Johnson Controls Inc., a leading supplier of building and security management systems, HVAC equipment and controls for quality building environments. Ken’s areas of expertise include alternative delivery methods such as Design-Build, Design-Build Operate & Maintain and Construction-Manager at Risk for new construction projects. He is responsible for integrating Green Building metrics into the JCI Performance Contracting Business processes and making JCI customers’ existing buildings more efficient and sustainable. He is well versed in the Design & Construction processes available for delivering new buildings and the performance contracting and retrofitting of Existing Buildings. He is familiar with the EPA ENERGY STAR Building Label Program, LEED Green Building Certification, and many other Sustainable “Green” Building Development programs.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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