Hospital Campus Efficiency and Preparing for Future Policies
New York City has implemented the most ambitious building emissions legislation by any city in the world. Local Law 97 implemented in 2019 will create a system that fines buildings based on the total carbon emissions per square foot of building space starting in 2024 and becoming more stringent over time. As a large hospital with strict air change requirements, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has a significant energy demand for their campus in Manhattan. In order to create a more sustainable design and avoid large fines from the city of New York, this hospital just finished its largest infrastructure project in the history of their organization. As a 137-year-old campus with hundreds of expansions/infrastructure projects, this campus wide steam elimination project was a massive undertaking. Through this presentation we will highlight the challenges and the successes of the completed design, including an LED lighting strategy that created a local code change, unique co-generation implementation, and other important design strategies.