Originally published in Interiors & Sources

10/01/2010

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Flower Mound, Texas LEED-NC Silver

 
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    According to Jeffrey Kabat, lead interior designer, HKS, the project “exemplifies true collaboration—working with the owner and contractor to design a smart hospital that is aesthetically-pleasing and healing while incorporating sustainability and an Integrated Project Delivery approach.” Photography by Blake Marvin/HKS Inc. View larger

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    According to Jeffrey Kabat, lead interior designer, HKS, the project “exemplifies true collaboration—working with the owner and contractor to design a smart hospital that is aesthetically-pleasing and healing while incorporating sustainability and an Integrated Project Delivery approach.” Photography by Blake Marvin/HKS Inc. View larger

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    According to Jeffrey Kabat, lead interior designer, HKS, the project “exemplifies true collaboration—working with the owner and contractor to design a smart hospital that is aesthetically-pleasing and healing while incorporating sustainability and an Integrated Project Delivery approach.” Photography by Blake Marvin/HKS Inc. View larger

Balancing sustainable design strategies with budgetary constraints, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound project, designed by HKS Inc., incorporates many of the latest developments in green building technology—making it one of the most environmentally friendly hospitals in the country.

Texas Health selected The Riverwalk at Central Park location in Flower Mound in part to support the belief that the beauty of the surroundings will enhance the healing environment. Having "Presbyterian" in the name reflects the organization's faith-based foundation and philosophy of caring for the whole individual—body, mind and spirit.

LEED certification is easier to attain when all parties are involved early in the design process.  At one of the first meetings, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital team conducted a sustainability discussion (an "eco-charrette") where a preliminary LEED scorecard was developed to determine a feasible roadmap. 

The design team was challenged to make the project as sustainable as possible while in pursuit of a LEED Silver rating. Carpets and paints were selected with low VOCs; LED lighting was specified to reduce energy consumption and minimize maintenance needs; and high efficiency mechanical equipment was incorporated to help improve indoor air quality.

Green design attributes also include a thoughtful positioning of the building. Existing trees were preserved (allowing mature landscaping from the onset and excellent views from patient beds), and the building was oriented to minimize long expanses of eastern and western exposure to save on energy costs. 

High-performance mechanical equipment was specified, and commissioning was employed to assure the equipment was operating at peak efficiency. Motion-sensor faucets and a reflective TPO roof were used—all translating to significant energy cost savings. 

Working with Balfour Beatty, the primary construction contractor for the hospital, more than 30 percent of the construction materials contained recycled content or were locally produced, and 50 percent of construction waste was recycled. Energy use is expected to be approximately 15 percent less, and water use approximately 30 percent less than similar sized facilities using typical construction. 

Notably, the International Interior Design Association's Texas/Oklahoma Chapter recently recognized the project with a Healthcare Design Excellence award.

 


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