CCG Automation Inc. received the Innovative Energy Project of the Year Award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the Akron Children’s Hospital Kay Jewelers Pavilion project. The international award recognizes an innovative energy project which has significant impact to an organization or the community.
Akron Children’s Hospital completed construction of the new 368,735 ft2 medical tower in May 2015 utilizing the Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD) method. The ILPD process stresses mutual respect and open, honest collaboration among all team members while incorporating the Lean philosophies of modern manufacturing.
The occupants are enjoying an extremely comfortable building that is operating more efficiently than was anticipated during the design phase – consuming 38 percent less energy than the national median in a hospital facility – all while being built for $40 million under budget. The tower houses the hospital’s new emergency department, neonatal intensive care unit and outpatient surgery center.
“In my career at three healthcare providers, I have never had a building that was as comfortable and energy efficient as the Kay Jewelers Pavilion,” said Betsy Pooley, director of Facilities at Akron Children’s Hospital. “There is no better way to validate a company’s true goals than to look at its performance – and this building is truly an award-winner.”
“When we work with an educated customer who is focused on the occupant comfort, energy efficiency and life-cycle cost – not just first cost – anything is possible,” said Brian Wagner, president at CCG Automation.
The Association of Energy Engineers, founded in 1977, is a nonprofit professional society of more than 17,500 members in 98 countries. The mission of AEE is “to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development.”
CCG Automation is a building automation company that provides control of temperature, humidity, lighting, indoor air quality and other items that make a high-performance building. The buildings they control are rated as some of the best performers nationally by the EPA’s Energy Star program.