Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, Indiana, is a 320-bed, full-service healthcare facility providing in-patient care. The original facility was built in the early 1950’s and through several expansions has grown to 1.2 million square feet. WorkingBuildings provided energy auditing and building forensic engineering to identify root-causes of several challenges the facility has been facing since their most recent expansion.
Completing meetings with facility operations staff, food service, staff, in- house contracting team, local design engineer, and campus building automation system provider helped identify underlying causes for issues. WorkingBuildings was able to provide solutions with corrective steps. Some corrected issues include large negative pressure in the Atrium of the recent expansion, chiller plant operational issues with a proprietary “black box” staging control system, and frequent low temperature safety switch air handler shutdowns.
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Size: 900,000 SF
Features: Emergency, Cancer Care Services, Intensive Care Unit, Labor and Delivery Suites, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Wound Healing Center, and Patient Infection Rooms