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The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) provides knowledge which supports the design of healthy environments by creating education and networking opportunities for members of – and those touched by – the health care architectural profession.

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Join us on 8/8/2023 for a live webinar on: Net Zero Energy HealthCare Facility: Kaiser Santa Rosa MOB

  • 1.  Join us on 8/8/2023 for a live webinar on: Net Zero Energy HealthCare Facility: Kaiser Santa Rosa MOB

    Posted 08-06-2023 11:05 AM

    Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, August 8, 2023 | 2-3 pm ET

    Net Zero Energy HealthCare Facility:  Kaiser Sana Rosa MOB


    This presentation explores the integration of architectural design, conceptual cost and energy modeling, and efficient mechanical engineering systems to reduce initial and long-term energy costs.  The program will focus on Kaiser Permanente's first all-electric medical office building, located in Santa Rosa, California. The three-story, 87,000-square-foot building represents a design solution that eliminates natural gas from the project, reducing the first cost of mechanical systems and utilities by over $1 million. This low-energy, all electric building has been measured and verified Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Carbon operation. Attendees will receive building performance data, review the design process, obtain lessons learned, and explore applications for other projects. 

    Hosted by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health an AIA Knowledge Community.

    Learning Objectives:

    • See how architectural and engineering design integration can reduce initial construction costs and long-term operating costs in medical office building applications. 
    • Learn about the design-assist process Kaiser Permanente used to design and deliver this high-performance medical office building project. 
    • Implement highly efficient, all-electric heat pump systems in lieu of fossil fuel-based boiler systems for medical office building applications. 
    • Learn about using third-party solar agreements to achieve net zero energy and net zero carbon operation.


    Alan E. Turner, AIA

    President | Hawley Peterson Snyder (HPS)

    Alan Turner

    John Andary, PE, LEED AP

    Vice President, Education Sector | Introba

    John Andary

    Jodie Clay

    Senior Manager | Kaiser Permanente

    Jodie Clay

    Sara Berg

    Healthcare Project Executive | Turner Construction

    Sara Berg


    Rita Ho

    Project Manager | Kaiser Permanente

    Rita Ho


    Thomas Bahr
    Project Architect
    Saint Louis, MO
    AIAU Live Course: Logistics automation using robotics & AI in hospital planning. December 12 at 2pm Eastern time. Earn 1 LU HSW. Click here to learn more!