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SmithGroupJJR Expands Services, Adds Engineering Expertise in California

SmithGroupJJR  will now offer mechanical and electrical engineering services in-house at its Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, California offices for the first time in the company’s 164-year history. Director of engineering services and sustainable design expert Don Posson has relocated from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles to lead this expansion initiative. Read More …

Harborview Medical Center Installs Largest Solar Array on a Hospital in Washington State

Harborview Medical Center has installed a nearly 100 kilowatt solar array on the roof of the West Hospital building. The solar array will be the largest on any hospital in the state of Washington and will help offset the energy costs of the medical center. McKinstry, a Design-Build firm, managed the project. The solar array Read More …

GBCI Adopts Resilience Standard, 2 Hospitals Part of Pilot Projects

Green Business Certification, Inc. recently announced its adoption of the RELi standard. First developed by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability and its Capital Markets Partnership coalition in 2012, the standard includes an integrative process, acute hazard preparation and adaptation Read More …

Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care Completes

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and E4H Environments for Health Architecture, recently celebrated the completion and dedication of the new Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care. The state-of-the-art 30,000-square-foot facility incorporates many innovative amenities Read More …

Renovation of UAB Whitaker Clinic Improves Operational Efficiency, Collaboration

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gresham, Smith and Partners recently completed University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital’s Whitaker Clinic, which added more than 60,000 square feet on two floors. The design increases capacity, as well as improves operational efficiency, collaboration and patient and staff experience. Read More …

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Designated as a Live Well Allegheny Workplace

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has been designated as a Live Well Allegheny Workplace from the Allegheny County Health Department, which aims to improve the health and well-being of Allegheny County residents. Read More …

Bay Pines VA Opens New Mental Health Facility

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to open its new Mental Health Center. Built by Archer Western and joint venture partner DeMaria Building Company, the 155,000-square-foot facility consolidates mental health programs and services into one centralized location. Read More …

Construction Milestone Celebrated at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Mass.

BOSTON, Mass. – A construction milestone has been reached for the 223,000-square-foot expansion and renovation project on the Salem, Massachusetts campus of North Shore Medical Center, a community hospital in the Partners HealthCare system. Read More …

Boston Hospitals Well Ahead of Energy Reduction Goals

NEEDHAM, Mass. – Boston Boston hospitals are well ahead of ambitious energy reduction goals having made “significant energy reduction and greenhouse gas progress” by cutting energy use by 9.4 percent and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent from 2011 to 2015. Moreover, the healthcare institutions are expected to slash emissions Read More …

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