|Sustainability of Healthcare Organizations: A Plan of Action
Issues surrounding sustainability for healthcare institutions into the 21st century in the U.S., with regards to the era of healthcare reform, are very complex. Within the scope of priorities, this discussion will emphasize the necessity of understanding the key potential and existing operational and cost problem areas of adaptability for healthcare system sustainability as healthcare providers continue to face future operational challenges. The primary goal of this discussion is to provide an overview of the models of current successes and solutions with a focus on a realistic plan of action.
Jeff Catlett, COO, Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center
Parveen Chand, MHA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, IU Health Adults Academic Health Center
Daric Hess, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Healthcare Practice Director, HEAPY
Christy McIntosh, Vice President/General Manager, Primaria Health
Moderator – Bill Ledger, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP, Project Designer, Design Collaborative
|Why Address and How to Measure Embodied Carbon
With most of a building’s embodied carbon contained in the structure/envelope, retrofitting existing facilities / spaces, in lieu of bulldozing them, is critical for achieving an organization’s sustainability goals. It can be cost-effective (in lieu of building new) and helps to retain the character of a district. Measuring Embodied Carbon and deciding building materials appropriate to meet your Sustainability goals has become a much simpler process with the tools available today.
Tony Saracino, Senior Sustainability Success Manager, Autodesk
Wes Sullens, LEED Fellow, Director in LEED team, US Green Building Council
Moderator – Dave Deal, LEED AP O+M, Client Strategies leader, HEAPY
|It’s Becoming Mainstream …Much Faster Than You Think: Factors Driving Rapid Change Across The Electricity Landscape
Do you wish to know more about: energy, emerging technologies, and power markets? Industry trends, players and disruptors? New business models? Opportunities and threats? What it all means for your business?
Peter will discuss the factors conspiring to not only drive – but to accelerate – the pace of change across the electric industry. We will discuss the technologies, the business models, and why the beachheads of early adopters represent signals that all of us should pay attention to. Eventually, once-novel technologies become mainstreamed everywhere.
Peter advises technology companies and others concerning the integration of energy-consuming and producing assets. He has 25 years of experience in the electric energy industry, with 15 years as an Executive in competitive retail markets.
Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Principal, NorthBridge Partners
|Risk Issues We Face in Our Daily Roles
In today’s challenging healthcare environment, organizations face many types of risk such as quality and safety, financial, competition, care for the uninsured, resources for technology, workforce shortages, the political and economic environment. The purpose of this program is to explore the impact of the identified risk issues for hospitals.
Ginger Breeck, MSN-MBA, CPHRM, RN, Network Patient Safety Director, Community Health Network
Marsha Caulkins, RN, MPH, COHN-S/CM, CPHRM Director of Risk Management, Beacon Health
Moderator: Tim Spence, President, BSA Lifestructures
|Is the Nexus of “Environmentally Friendly” and “Resilient” Design… Real Sustainability?
Renovating existing facilities, (as well as designing new facilities), to be more environmentally friendly can inherently help to make them more resilient. The USGBC’s RELi 2.0 Rating System and the USRC Rating System are innovative resilience-focused platforms, used to guide building projects through Planning for and addressing Climate Change and other natural and man-made disasters. Sea level rise, earthquakes, flooding, wildfires, etc. will require resilience (in addition to “green design”) as a factor integral to how we properly design and construct the built environment.
Doug Pierce, AIA, LEED Fellow, RELi AP, Global Resilient Design Director, Perkins & Will
Evan Reis, Executive Director and Co-Founder, US Resiliency Council
Moderator – Nick Andrews, LC, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, HEAPY