Located in Shelbyville, Indiana, Major Hospital was due for a major upgrade. In fact, the old hospital was demolished entirely, and CMTA was brought in to lead efforts to create an energy efficient facility that the region could be proud of.
Creating an efficient facility that was flexible, low maintenance and focused on patient comfort.
Operating within a compressed design schedule.
Leading the region in sustainable construction and renovation.
The annual savings enabled Major Hospital to make technological investments and create a highly acclaimed hospital.
Vice President of Facility Operations
CMTA was happy to collaborate with Major Health Partners in Shelbyville, Indiana for their hospital replacement project. We brought 50 years of healthcare design experience to bear on this job to create an exceptional healthcare facility within the client’s compressed schedule.
One of the most interesting factors of this project was the electrical distribution system, which is fed from two separate utility circuits. These originate from completely separate utility sub-stations, arriving at the hospital from separate directions. The distribution gear provides automatic switching between these primary feeders if one should fail in the event of a disaster. Furthermore, should both utility feeds become unavailable, the two onsite emergency generators will parallel this dual distribution system and provide power to the entire building.
Resiliency: An Additional Benefit
The electrical distribution system is fed from two separate utility circuits with completely separate utility sub-stations. These circuits enter the hospital from separate directions. The distribution gear provides automatic switching between these primary feeders if one should fail in the event of a disaster. Furthermore, should both utility feeds become unavailable, the two onsite emergency generators will parallel this dual distribution system and provide power to the entire building.
LED the Way
Another great feature of the building is the use of LED lighting technology throughout. In fact, 100% of the lighting in Major Hospital is powered by LED, which allows appropriate luminous efficacy and spacing for a hospital environment with a payback period of just 3 years.
CMTA’s lighting designers were able to achieve a jaw-dropping 0.51 watts per square foot, which is 58% better than the proscribed International Energy Conservation Code for hospitals. In fact, an Energy Star certification was given to Major Hospital.
But the real results of this project are in the hospital’s bottom line. Compared to the national average, Major Hospital will generate $266,000 in energy savings every single year. These annual savings have enabled Major Hospital to make technological investments, creating a highly acclaimed community hospital.
CMTA provided great energy modeling data to ensure the financial performance of the geothermal system. Now that the system has been in operation for a year, its energy use is extremely low and we are realizing the predicted return on the investment.