Day 1, Session Block B

8:30 Opening + Keynote

10:00 Coffee Break

Enhanced Energy Performance and Daylighting of Building Envelopes for Hospitals

Chair: Marilyne Andersen, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Impacts of building envelope options on hospital energy performance
  • Context of hospital energy use, and a roadmap for deep energy savings
  • Envelope load reduction through solar control
  • Qualitative aspects of solar control

Heather Burpee, Health Design & Energy Efficiency, Dep. of Architecture, University of Washington, USA

A double skin to stimulate the healing environment of a new state-of-the-art hospital
  • The healing environment
  • A dampening skin
  • A second skin to protect against wind, sun and rain

Michel Van der Beken, VS-A Architectes - Ingénierie de l’Enveloppe, Lille, France

Reducing the length of stay in hospitals with daylight optimization
  • Effect of daylight on health and well-being
  • Daylight quality, window size, orientation and shading
  • Calculation methods of daylight optimization

Helmut Köster, Köster Tageslichtplanung, Frankfurt, Germany

Daylight quality in healthcare design
  • Shape studies for optimization of thermal and daylight performance
  • Control strategies of solar irradiation and shading systems for enhanced daylight control
  • Energy saving potential

Sahar Nezam Diab, Dep. of Architectural, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

12:30 Lunch