OCCUPANCY ANALYTICS ™: a new basis for low-energy–low-carbon hospital design and operation in the UK

Posted on: November 12th, 2013 by matthew_bacon

Our latest referreed scientific journal paper has just been published by Taylor and Francis in a special edition of the Architectural Engineering and Design Management Journal: The Impact of the Building Occupant on Energy Consumption.

It can be downloaded for free here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/RTGSmimUqH3cgMI9TaTs/full

The paper explains the science behind OCCUPANCY ANALYTICS ™.  It also explains the impact of this work on the low energy – low carbon performance of a major new hospital in the UK.

We are currently writing another scientific paper that explains how this work has been developed to model the energy and carbon impacts of each patient pathway through an acute hospital facility. We believe that this work will also make a significant contribution to low energy – low carbon hospital design and operation. This is because, (for the what we believe will be the first time) it will be possible to transparently model the impacts of clinical working practices on energy consumption and carbon emissions for each patient type on each pathway. We believe that this could provide the basis for new norms for the measurement of energy and carbon performance, founded in OCCUPANCY ANALYTICS ™.

Should you wish to receive more information about our research in these areas please do use the contact form here: http://www.conclude.org.uk/contact/