August 21, 2018: This session presented a framework for developing a carbon/energy roadmap with a discussion of the considerations and approaches that should be incorporated. A case study was presented of an energy/carbon roadmap for UC Davis Medical Center, developed to help the organization create strategies to meet the UC systems’ carbon neutrality initiative of carbon neutrality by 2025.
July 10, 2018: This presentation was a primer for emerging professionals on how to use the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities. The presenter also provided an overview of the major revisions to sections of the text.
June 12, 2018: This webinar focused on best practices for delivering complex fast-track healthcare projects and showcased various tools for increasing the process transparency and connecting the entire Project Team.
May 8, 2018: This webinar reviewed the most influential inpatient unit designs of the last 100 years. Look at the trends and forces that shaped these designs and how these sea changes in planning impacted the inpatient ward designs that followed. See which of these plans remained influential into the future and if any became the standard approach to hospital environments. Finally, identify any future directions for inpatient facility design as the U.S. healthcare system continues to evolve.
April 10, 2018: Hospital noise is a top complaint of patients, staff, and visitors. Concerns are rising over the host of negative psychological and physiological occupant outcomes that have been linked to poor healthcare soundscapes. This webinar summarized what we know about noise in hospitals from recent research, the potential health effects on occupants, and strategies for improving soundscapes.