Archive of: Energy
ORs are incredibly profitable when they are active, but healthcare facilities lose money when they are unused. Operating costs for ORs are susceptible to a variety of factors that affect profit such as disposable medical supplies, drug prescription waste, schedule delays, etc. But one money-saving factor is often overlooked: HVAC systems setbacks.
It’s been two years since the Lofts of Washington University opened on the Delmar Loop in St. Louis. The bustling 213,000 square foot mixed-use student housing development was designed to house more than 450 students, provide 220 underground residential parking spaces, and include 22,000 square feet of retail space. The four-building complex also provided a positive environmental impact by adding to the neighborhood green space and educating the community about sustainability in the process.
We have a long history of energy-conscious engineering, consulting and design here at Ross & Baruzzini. A testament to that is our internal “Sustainability Team” – a multi-disciplinary committee that furthers internal green practices, spearheaded our St. Louis office’s solar array installation, and encourages sustainability and energy-related thought leadership within the company.