Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chapter Meeting Update - Panelists Added

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Red Lion Hotel - Lopez Room
1415 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon: Registration & Social
12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM: Lunch Served & Program

Register by Friday, December 11 (See Below)

Hospitals of the 21st Century
Exceptional Places to Heal and Work at Lower Costs

North American hospitals are responsible for 1% of total global energy consumption! The U.S. healthcare system consumes more than 15% of GDP. This program will outline metrics and strategies for improving the quality and cost of healthcare delivery at no additional capital cost to the ownership team while accruing tens of millions of dollars in operational and energy cost savings over the life of a healthcare facility.

A panel of design professionals, assembled by the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab, will provide insight to design strategies that integrate daylighting, electric lighting, thermal energy and HVAC systems into efficient designs to yield significant reductions in the immense global footprint of heathcare facilities.

Presenters will share lessons learned from the Integrated Design Lab and International Sustainable Solutions tour of Scandinavian hospitals conducted in June 2009. The Scandinavian hospitals studied on this tour use 1/2 to 1/4 the energy of a typical U.S. hospital, and quality drivers such as daylight, view, and fresh air are prominent in their designs.

The presentation will also provide an update on the Integrated Design Lab’s most recent advancements in the design team process, present schematic design prototypes used in the optimization of architectural and mechanical systems, and provide a discussion of the operational implications of leading edge high-efficiency design.

Program Presenters & Panelists:

Joel Loveland, Director
Integrated Design Lab – Puget Sound

Joel Loveland is the Director of the University of Washington’s Integrated Design Lab for Puget Sound and a Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington. Professor Loveland graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture from Arizona State University and Masters of Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA, he is currently a Professor in the Department of Architecture and Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington where he teaches design studio, lecture and seminar courses related to sustainability, the nature of light, landscape and architecture.

Heather Burpee
Research Associate and Health Design Specialist
Integrated Design Lab – Puget Sound
Heather Burpee is a Research Associate and Health Design Specialist at the Integrated Design Lab. She consults leading health design firms in the Puget Sound Region on best practices for high quality, energy efficient design for hospitals. As part of her consultation, she has established thorough research on energy efficiency of hospitals, working with leading mechanical engineers to establish goals to radically reduce energy consumption in this building typology. In the past two years, she has traveled extensively in Northern Europe studying innovative hospital design and its applicability to design practice in the U.S.

Mike Hatten, Principal
SOLARC Architecture and Engineering, Inc.

Mike Hatten is an internationally known engineer, recognized for his expertise in building energy efficiency and is a principal of SOLARC Architecture and Engineering, Inc. He combines a design, analysis and training background in his roles as project manager, educator and project engineer. He has conducted analysis efforts on more than 20 million square feet of residential, commercial and industrial space.

John Rowland, Partner
Notkin Mechanical Engineers
John Rowland has led the mechanical design of all of Notkin Mechanical Engineers’ work at Harborview Medical Center for the past 15 years and is active in the design of the firm’s healthcare and military projects. He recently participated on the Technical Advisory Committee for the latest Seattle Energy Code Revision and served as president for ACEC of Washington for the 2003-2004 term. He is a registered professional mechanical engineer and has 35 years of experience in renovations, tenant improvements, additions to existing buildings, and campus master planning. Mr. Rowland and has been a partner at Notkin since 1985.

Make your reservations by Friday, December 11, 2009

Lunch Menu: Rosemary roasted pork loin with a wine sauce and steamed baby red potatoes. Vegetarian entrees available.

Cost: ASHRAE Chapter Members $35; Guests $40; Students $15

To make your reservation go to the Acteva event web site:

If you have any questions regarding registration contact Scott Vollmoeller at or 206-262-1010.

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