South Australia’s largest-ever private hospital, the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital, has been built with state-of-the-art facilities and to a high standard for healthcare sustainability.
The 12-storey, 344-bed hospital has a 24/7 emergency department and incorporates the existing Calvary Wakefield and Calvary Rehabilitation Hospitals.
The building includes passive and active initiatives to reduce operational energy use and carbon emissions. The hospital will certify and maintain a Green Star Performance Rating to measure and benchmark performance annually against established energy efficiency targets.
There are currently no defined standards for energy efficiency in healthcare buildings in Australia and yet healthcare facilities typically use far more energy than standard office buildings because they often run extended hours, have high hot water consumption, air conditioning and specialist medical equipment requirements.
The new Calvary Adelaide Hospital is an asset of the Dexus managed Healthcare Wholesale Property Fund (HWPF). The CEFC has committed up to $100 million to the fund to support the development of new sustainability benchmarks for healthcare in Australia.
South Australia, Property, Sustainable Cities, Energy efficiency