- 135,000ft2 healthcare facility with adjoining 323-space parking garage and security station.
- Aims for Silver rating for sustainable design under the USGBC’s LEED® NC programme.
- Specialised acoustics work by Arup ensures doctor-patient confidentiality.
When completed, Yale University’s new Health Services Center will serve 35,000 members of the extended Yale community. The new four-storey facility will greatly expand existing university medical services, reducing the need to outsource and increasing space for greater efficiency, with room to grow.
Arup’s experience in multidisciplinary design and engineering services for healthcare is helping the project to meet its goals for patient/staff comfort, technological advancement and sustainable, efficient operation. Such facilities typically have large energy requirements to support advanced diagnostic, exam and clinical services and programmes, such as the state of the art radiology unit featured in Yale’s new centre.
For the Yale centre, sustainable systems such as chilled beams, low-flow toilets, high-efficiency lighting fixtures and controls, and a design that maximises natural daylight within, are contributing to the facility’s energy-saving goals. The project is on track to achieve an anticipated Silver rating, or better, under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) programme.
Arup’s work on information technology, audio visual and security systems and its advanced acoustics and lighting scope support the centre’s day-to-day mission to provide comfort and convenience for the users. It also emphasises the facility’s role as regional command and control centre during extreme events.