Central Utility Plant for NYU Winthrop Hospital
What did the client need? The hospital needs to transform, upgrade and replace many hospital utilities, systems and infrastructures due to age of existing buildings and a future expansion that will increase the size of its current campus. It needed to enhance energy resiliency and efficiency to withstand grid blackouts – all while significantly reducing operating costs.
How did Burns meet their goals? Burns made it a priority to ensure all assessments and feasibility studies had minimum impact on the hospitals’ day-to-day operations. The new utilities will ensure that, in case of electric grid failure, the hospital will have full operational continuity and will be able to power the entire facility – not just emergency operations. Patient service and care will be uninterrupted – even during multi-day outages. In addition to improved performance, these new utilities will reduce energy costs, resulting in a payback of fewer than eight years. NYU Winthrop Hospital defines itself as a “welcoming and world-class institution” and Burns is making sure it maintains, if not exceeds, its reputation.