Case Study

New Construction for a New Era of Medicine

Shelbyville, IndianaMajor Health Partners

A Conventional System with Unconventional Results

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.

The Challenges

  • 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 that made it a highly acclaimed hospital.

Jeff Williams

Vice President of Facility Operations

The Solutions

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 from completely separate utility sub-stations, arriving at the hospital from separate directions. The distribution gear allows for 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 on-site emergency generators will parallel this dual distribution system and provide power to the entire building.

Resiliency: An Additional Benefit

The electrical distribution system, which is fed from two separate utility circuits from completely separate utility sub-stations, arrives at the hospital from separate directions. The distribution gear allows for 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 on-site emergency generators will parallel this dual distribution system and provide power to the entire building.

The Results

CMTA’s lighting design was able to achieve a jaw-dropping 0.51 watts per square foot, which is 58% better than International Energy Conservation Code for hospitals. In fact, an Energy Star certification is anticipated for 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 that have made them a highly acclaimed community hospital.

Major Hospital

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