Think Big When Designing Small-ScaleDavid Groth, AIA, EDAC
Behavioral health continues to receive increased attention from patients, health systems, the media and government. The challenge of providing safe, accessible, dignified, and affordable mental health in Milwaukee County has been a longstanding issue. The need for a new behavioral health crisis center remained a community need. Milwaukee’s Mental Health Emergency Center (MHEC) was envisioned as a micro-hospital crisis center.
How Research Changed My Priorities in Medical Clinic Planning and DesignDavid Groth, AIA, EDAC
To answer the building orientation question we used cove.tool to study the impact building orientation has on energy use in a medical clinic. We used a “typical” design and cove.tool energy modeling to see what the pEUI would be for eight building orientations in Southeast Wisconsin. The results were surprising and somewhat of a relief.