Keeping Hospital Operations Reliable

TLC is a nationally recognized engineering firm that has specialized in providing healthcare solutions since 1955.

Whether designing a new hospital or renovating a healthcare facility, we collaborate with teams to engineer sustainable building systems and develop leading-edge technology that benefits patients and staff. We also build resiliency into our designs, keeping hospitals running safely while contributing to patient comfort. By designing healthcare facilities with flexibility, resiliency, and energy efficiency in mind, we contribute to saving lives in a positive and impactful way.

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Hospital Sustainability Measures To Enhance Energy Efficiency

Hospitals are known for being among the largest energy consumers because they are open 24 hours a day to treat thousands of patients. TLC’s leadership team is nationally recognized and literally wrote the book on high-performance hospital design and have implemented measures to enhance energy efficiency. TLC Chairman and CEO Michael Sheerin, PE, LEED AP, is the chair of the recently published ASHRAE Standard 189.3-2017, which addresses the integration of sustainability principles into hospitals. Also, one of our LEED Fellows, Kim Shinn, PE, CxA, BEMP, co-authored the ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guide. This publication discusses how to attain 50% energy savings over conventional approaches for hospitals.

Keeping Hospitals Operational: System Reliability When It’s Needed Most

Hospitals require uninterrupted patient care, including a 24/7 flow of power, fresh air and water even in the event of an emergency. TLC engineers and tests critical MEP systems to withstand system outages from nearly every type of disaster. The latest in many disasters we have mitigated—Hurricane Irma in 2017—is an example of building resiliency that is built into the healthcare systems we design. Irma’s path covered the state of Florida with varying levels of community impact, such as floods, loss of power and damage to buildings. Before and after the hurricane, our project managers were proactive in working with hospitals’ facilities staff to confirm the systems designed by TLC were operating as intended. Healthcare facilities engineered by TLC stayed open with zero loss of power with some facilities running on emergency or backup generators for as long as two weeks.

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