This webinar is part of the Indoor Environmental Quality: Healthy Design Academy
From droughts and hurricanes to floods, ice storms and wildfires, natural and manmade hazardous events can wreak havoc on the built environment … and that includes indoor spaces. For healthcare settings in particular, maintaining interior integrity, safety, and occupant health standards are integral to overall indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which has proven effects on patient outcomes and staff/visitor well-being. The consequences of disasters can include increased airborne contaminant concentrations and challenges in providing acceptable environmental conditions during an event or during the recovery period.
Additionally, during planning and designing stages, it is key to do so with an eye toward mitigating the potential for out-of-control costs that might arise from operational failures. Incorporating more resilient performance right from the start can help reduce costs by improving building performance throughout the healthcare facilty’s lifecycle. The days of waiting until after a crisis to implement resilience efforts are long gone.
This webinar will focus on the importance of resilience planning and designing for healthcare setting interiors, as well as design strategies used in a variety of healthcare facility projects to maintain interior environmental quality standards.
- Discuss the importance of resilience planning and designing in terms of the indoor environmental quality of healthcare settings.
- Describe the potential consequences stemming from natural and manmade disasters that could affect the safety and well-being of patients, staff and visitors of healthcare facilities in the context of indoor environmental quality.
- Discuss the design strategies and building product types utilized in the highlighted projects to increase resilient performance and maintain a healthy building interior.
- Explain ways costs can be reduced by incorporating resilience planning into the design of healthcare facilities, specifically indoor spaces.