The microclimate for each project is important to recognize in the context of sustainability. The natural habitats experience extreme swings in temperature both seasonally and diurnally. Certain project locations experience significant winds which must be respected when considering sustainable design elements like healing gardens, courtyards and naturally ventilated portions of the proposed project.
To make the outdoor environment conducive to healing of patients as well as revitalizing staff and visitors, our team will study innovative applications of traditional and new technologies to promote these goals. The aerospace materials commonly used in advanced aircraft could be used to construct light weight moveable foils which would protect courtyards from high winds by forming cloistered courts or rotated to form open breezeways refreshed by gentle cooling breezes. These could be automated by smart building system controls responsive to current weather conditions. The efficacy of these systems could be evaluated through modeling using computational fluid dynamics.
The WELL Building Standard is a vehicle for buildings and organizations to deliver more thoughtful and intentional spaces that enhance human health and well-being. Backed by the latest scientific research, WELL includes strategies that aim to advance health by setting performance standards for design interventions, operational protocols and policies and a commitment to fostering a culture of health and wellness. Budlong strives be an integral part of your project by assisting your project to bell WELL certified.