TAHFM e-Newsletter
April 2015 In This Issue
Events and Education
Member Spotlight
ASHE Update
Energy Roundup Tips
Your Facilities Management News
Life Safety Services LLC.
Philders Group Intl Inc
Events and Education
Over 400 attendees joined us at Westin Memorial City in Houston, TX for golf, networking, high-quality education, and product presentations from our industry partners during Interlink 2015: From Tool Belts to Tablets. Thank you to all of our attendees and sponsors for making this year’s annual conference a success! Check out our website to see the conference photos and presentations.
Friday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland Featuring "Supply Side Energy Procurement Strategies & Energy Conservation Opportunities for New and Existing Healthcare Facilities." Join TAHFM and your regional colleagues for both an educational program and networking luncheon. This event is approved by ASHE for 3.25 Contact Hours and .325 CEUs!
July 12-15, John B. Hynes Memorial Convention Center, Boston Join your Facility Management colleagues from all over the country to get vital information on health care compliance, codes and standards updates, emerging trends, and best practices for efficiency, sustainability, emergency preparedness, and other pressing topics in the field.
Member Spotlight
By: Joe Martin Texas Children's Hospital plans to invest $50 million into several projects at its west Houston campus to meet demand of the rapidly growing west Houston neighborhoods and suburbs. SOURCE: HOUSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Memorial Hermann Health System for the third consecutive year as a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award recipient for its continued commitment to managing and improving energy efficiency across its network of facilities. SOURCE: THE OBSERVER
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Specified Technologies Inc.
m Strategic Partners, Inc.
ASHE Update
By: Wilbur H. (Tib) Tusler, Jr. FAIA, FACHA Health care facilities are highly complex and function-specific structures that must respond to multiple conflicting demands over their lifetimes. At the same time, the nation’s health care systems have a high level of future unpredictability. SOURCE: HEALTH FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
By: Debra Levin The Center for Health Design is rolling out new tools to help designers navigate the complexities of health care research to more easily apply findings to projects. SOURCE: HEALTHCARE DESIGN MAGAZINE
A new ASHE monograph explores risk assessment of medical equipment — a key part of the Joint Commission’s Environment of Care Management Plans. The monograph, which analyzes years of data on medical equipment, presents a framework for an efficient risk assessment plan. The monograph is available for free to ASHE members. SOURCE: AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING
Energy Roundup Tips
Awards were distributed at Interlink 2015 to our 2014 winners! Check out our website to see the results. Over 114 Billion BTUs of Energy and 30 million gallons of water were saved due to YOUR efforts!
Visit TAHFM's Energy Roundup Tips webpage for weekly tips to help you increase your building's energy efficiency. Even if you aren't participating in our Energy Challenge this year, it's still information you can use.
Absolute Testing Services
Hunton Group
Your Facilities Management News
By: Lora Hines Hospital competition in The Woodlands' continues to escalate as two of Houston's biggest names in health care keep pace completing expansions and recruiting staff. SOURCE: HOUSTON CHRONICLE
By: Brooke Wellborn Twenty-seven Texas A&M architecture students are working to make a difference all over the world. The students presented their design ideas for a new public hospital in Honduras. SOURCE: KBTX.COM
By: Mike Hrickiewicz Richard D. Hermans, PE, HFDP, director of training and advanced applications for Daikin Applied, Minneapolis, talks about the evolution of hospital airflow standards as well as the key role he’s played in developing the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers ventilation standards and their incorporation into the Facility Guidelines Institute’s Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities. SOURCE: HEALTH FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
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