Saving the Earth
The hospitals are targeted to be at least 30% more efficient than existing hospitals and 40% more efficient than existing building codes. The target Energy Efficiency Index for the hospital would be achieved through
Energy Renewal through Harvesting (Heat + light)
- Solar Thermal systems will harvest solar energy to heat water, meeting 100% of the hospital’s domestic hot water requirements
- 2000m2 of roof area will be fitted with Solar Photovoltaic panels which will supplement the hospital’s electricity needs.
Energy Efficiency through Optimisation
Wards are designed and configured to optimise day lighting and natural ventilation, minimizing reliance on electricity-intensive lights and fans during the day.
Saving through Conservation
Energy-saving lighting equipment and design through the use of:
- LED lighting
- consumes less electricity
- longer life-span, hence low maintenance.
Photo sensor lighting
- only activated when it is not bright enough
- automatically switches off in bright daylight.
Occupancy sensor lighting
- unlike typical occupancy sensor lighting, the planned system will be an enhanced one which senses not only movement but body heat.
Recycling through recovery
- heat energy from mechanical equipment will be recovered and used to supplement electricity consumption in equipment to dehumidify air.
The hospitals are designed to use approximately 40% less portable water than a conventional hospital.
- Irrigation for our landscape will be predominantly provided for by water harvested from rainfall into the hospital, enough for 3 days worth of irrigation.
- rain water will be collected and subsequently irrigated to water the various gardens