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NHS Scotland Sustainability Conference 2018

When: Thursday 20th September 09.30 - 16.30
Where:
The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling

Healthcare Principal Benedict Zucchi is a speaker at the NHS Scotland Sustainability Conference 2018: Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He will present at 15.00 on creating successful places with a vision for sustainable user-centred design which depends on the strength of its appeal to the people who experience and use the spaces every day.

His talk will focus on the award winning Alder Hey Children’s Hospital which has a BREEAM Excellent rating, state-of-the-art engineering and generous provision of daylight, gardens and green roofs. The building has been heralded as an exemplar of energy-conscious design and represents a benchmark of sustainability in the much broader sense of being embedded in its physical and social context. He will also look at the National Children’s Hospital in Dublin which is the largest, most complex and significant capital investment project ever undertaken in healthcare in Ireland. It has a distinctive oval shape with therapeutic gardens on the roof and will have 384 inpatient beds including 62 critical care beds, all in single ensuite rooms and aims to provide the finest medical facilities in an exemplar sustainable building. The project is due to complete in 2022.

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