Building Energy Resilience

Ideas to fuel a sustainable built environment

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Efficient Operation of Unoccupied Healthcare Operating Rooms

By Brent Weigel on Oct 22, 2014 6:00:00 AM

Healthcare operating rooms (ORs) are one of the most critical types of indoor environments. That means OR designers and operators tend to pay a high level of attention to OR HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) systems. However, many OR designers and users overlook opportunities to operate OR HVAC systems more efficiently.

Topics: Energy Efficiency Healthcare
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Risk Management through Facility Management and Building Commissioning

By Brent Weigel on May 7, 2014 6:00:00 AM

Building commissioning (Cx) can be a useful risk management tool for facility managers and owners. Incorporating risk management in building Cx requires an understanding of three basic elements: threats, vulnerabilities, and associated risks. Risks characterize the likelihood of vulnerabilities being affected by threats. In a risk management process, once risks are defined they are prioritized for the development of risk reduction strategies. Building Cx provides unique risk reduction and risk management opportunities for facility managers and owners.

Topics: Building Cx & Design Review Building Performance & Technology Healthcare