Emerging Energy Concepts
Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities
In these extraordinary times, there are many new challenges in designing, constructing, and operating health care facilities that are, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the second most energy-intensive facility type across the nation. One of the biggest challenges is how to utilize energy sources that are able to support all the energy needs of these complex building types, while simultaneously employing processes that are the most efficient and cost effective with the least amount of environmental impact.
It is broadly recognized that health care facilities, operating 24/7 to provide intense surgical treatment and medical care, are also some of the largest producers of pollutants, accounting for 5% to 10% of the nation’s Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. National organizations, including the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and The Association of American Medical Colleges, (AAMC) are all actively promoting the use of emerging energy models that support health care facilities, conserve energy, and lessen environmental impact.
By exploring and employing these new technologies and conservation methods, design, construction, and health care facility professionals can further reduce GHG emissions from health care facilities, reduce energy costs, make a positive impact on our nation’s future, and embrace the idea of Primum non nocere, (First, do no harm).
During the 38th Annual AHCA Seminar and Expo, nationally recognized speakers will address these energy issues and provide the attendees with an expanded tool kit to engage and solve these challenges.
In addition, there will be detailed training in the latest codes and standards applied and enforced in Florida for hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory surgical centers, and other health care facility types.
If you or your company would like to present a session at the 2022 AHCA Seminar and Expo, download the Presentation Submission Form 2022 on this page, then email or mail completed form for consideration by May 1, 2022.
Instructions are on the Presentation form.
Highlighting this year will be:
• Two (2) hours Advanced Course required by the Florida Building Code Commission
• ASK AHCA 2022 where you can ask a question of the AHCA Architects, Engineers and Fire Safety staff, that will be answered and discussed at the seminar
• CEUs for Architects, Engineers, Facility Managers, Contractors, and Fire Safety Inspectors
• AHCA Expo of new products and services for health care with a gala opening reception
• Opportunities to mix and mingle with peers and clients
• Sunday Morning Golf and Registration
• 2 Breakfasts, 2 Luncheons, and 2 Receptions
The AHCA Seminar is being held at the newly renovated and expanded Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, with special conference room rates and discounted Disney tickets for AHCA Seminar attendees. Registration is now open.
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The Agency for Health Care Administration will have their staff on hand at an "ASK AHCA 2022" special session at the AHCA Seminar & Expo 2022.
You are invited to submit questions on this website for a live discussion of the answers at the seminar. Click on the ASK AHCA 2022 tab to submit a question on a form provided there.
38th Annual AHCA Seminar & Expo
September 18 - 20, 2022 (Sun. - Tues.) Disney's Coronado Springs Resort