By Incorporating goals identified during the previous masterplan phase, the Helen L. & Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion showcases its commitment to sustainable design through optimized building façades, greater daylight distribution, improved energy performance, and water conservation strategies.
Working to put patients first, the Kimmel Pavilion’s design was informed by its need to provide a connection to the outdoors for staff, patients, and visitors. Atelier Ten’s façade analysis informed ways to provide views while maintaining a balance of thermal performance and comfort indoors. The optimized daylight strategy balances ample illumination and visual acuity with limitation of solar gains for thermal comfort.
Atelier Ten’s energy simulations evaluated energy performance, focusing on reducing energy consumption without compromising clinical health and safety standards. Studies included façade optimization, system choices, and potential energy efficiency measures.
Integrated landscape design and stormwater management increases comfort and environmental performance in public areas. Native plantings provide areas of respite and shade for occupants and decrease stormwater runoff. Stormwater captured from roof areas will be used for cooling tower water and irrigation. These innovations along with the project’s low-flow fixtures will generate a 38% potable water savings over a comparable building.