IFHE
International Federation of Hospital Engineering
11.05.2016
IFHE Library Award 2016
We received 28 articles for the IFHE Library Award 2016.They are now published in the IFHE Library. Read more about the award and how the contributions were evaluated by the jury.

IFHE LIBRARY AWARD 2016

REPORT TO THE IFHE EX CO AND COUNCIL MEETING , LE HAGUE APRIL 2016
(Original docs included at the bottom of this page)
 
In the IFHE  Council Meeting 48 / Turku  June 2015, it was agreed  the creation of the   IFHE  LIBRARY AWARD (First winner plus 2 runners up) for technical  articles.  Francisco was commissioned to follow up the competition with the help of Andy Wavel and Alfredo Sartorio . In the IFHE Newsletter of December 2015 it was included the calling for papers and the criteria  for evaluation:
 
The interest of the subject
The innovation or originality of its content
The educational information and presentation
The usefulness and applicability of the proposals
 
We have received 28 articles until March 31st, from 12 architects and 16 engineers, on various topics, architectural design(9), engineering technology(5), energy & sustainability(5), planning(3), infection control(2),safety & reliability (2), maintenance(1), medical equipment installations(1)
 
The articles have been evaluated by the Jury according to the above mentioned criteria and the winners have been proposed to the Ex Co meeting in The Hague 17 of April 2016 for approval and then  communicated to the Council Meeting.
 
The articles and authors  are the following
 
First place: PRIORITIES FOR BIRTHING ROOMS VENTILATION SET OUT
 
Authors Phil Nedin  
C. Engineer, IHEEM Past President,  Consultant Engineer-London
Dr Anna Coppel,  C. Engineer   ,Arup’s Advanced Technology and Research –London
 
Second place: THE PARADOX OF A “GREEN” CLINIC IN THE HEART OF A COAL MINE
 
Author/s           Ernesto González Nagel  
                        Joao Athayde e Melo       
                         Architects.  Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique, Maputo
 
Third place: BIOMASS FROM FOREST AS RENEWABLE ENEGY SOURCE   IN  HOSPITAL POWER PLANTS
 
Authors           José Luis López González  
                        Engineer (Hospital LucusAugusti de Lugo), Máster en Arquitectura Sanitaria,     Member of the Board of the AEIH Spanish Association
Antonio Taboada Prado ,  Engineer, SERGAS, Xunta de Galicia- 
 
 
There were other articles with scores close to the winners, with merits for a  highly commended mention
The Executive Committee approved the corresponding certificate for the following proposals in this cathegory:
 
EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT AND REUSE OF WATER FROM DIFFERENT HOSPITAL PROCESSES 
 
Author/s José Carlos Cardillo Lorente    
                             Luis Mariano Bocos González 
Engineers -Maintenance Service / University Hospital Rio Hortega , Valladolid
 
GREEN ROOFS IN HOSPITAL BUILDINGS                                                                 
 
Author                 Vicky Rojas 
                            Architect - President of the Vegetable Infrastructure Chilean Association

ENERGY SAVING AT ASHIKAGA RED CROSS HOSPITAL                                                     

Author              Shiro Tsukami    Engineer – Nikken Sekkkei Ltd .- Tokyo                                                                                                      
 Andy Wavel gave, on due time, instructions to the IFHE Secretariat to provide the correspondent trophies and certificates, which were  delivered to the winners , first ,second and third place, on April 19 at the IFHE General Assembly
 

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IFHE LIBRARY AWARD 2016  / PRIZES WITH TROPHY AND CERTIFICATE
 

FIRST PLACE:  PRIORITIES FOR BIRTHING ROOMS VENTILATION SET OUT
Authors    Phil Nedin  (the.nedins@btinternet.com )
    C. Engineer, IHEEM Past President,  Consultant Engineer-London
    Dr Anna Coppel, C. Engineer   ,Arup’s Advanced Technology and Research –London

 Phil Nedin, and Anna Coppel, describe a design analysis that used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to investigate and validate the effectiveness of a number of mechanical ventilation options often associated with birthing rooms, thereby ensuring a system that is fit for purpose. In such settings, they point out, the need to reduce the levels of nitrous oxide to a COSHH threshold is a legal requirement.                                 A high level technical research and extensive analysis very well documented .   A good technical article of interest to the whole world.

SECOND PLACE: THE PARADOX OF A “GREEN” CLINIC IN THE HEART OF A COAL MINE
Author/s        Ernesto González Nagel  ( ernesto.gonzalez.nagel@gmail.com )
                      Joao Athayde e Melo       
                      Architects        
                      Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique, Maputo
                      
                   
 A  very good paper, describes a project in the developing world with clearly defined strategies. In response to the harsh tropical climate that enhances coal dust in the air, the concept of the project was to create a comfortable and healthy microclimate via sustainability: correct building blocks orientation, use of local stone and wood, collection of rain water, natural ventilation and cooling,  strategically placed openings in walls and roofs, water heating with solar panels, water pumping with energy from a photo-voltaic system, use of solar fiber optic system combined with LED, naturally filtered air by the creation of a wood/stone/coal/water filter.. The careful articulation of open air, segregated, technical and public corridors and patios, under the protection of a wide roof, with water and vegetation, makes the Clinic's space an integral instrument for preservation of health and wellbeing.

 

THIRD PLACE: BIOMASS FROM FOREST ORIGIN AS A RENEWABLE ENEGY SOURCE   IN HOSPITAL POWER PLANTS    

Authors    José Luis López González (jluis.lopez.gonzalez@sergas.es).  
}Engineer (Hospital LucusAugusti de Lugo), Máster en Arquitectura Sanitaria,    
Member of the Board of the AEIH Spanish Association
Antonio Taboada Prado (antonio.taboada.prado@sergas.es). Engineer, SERGAS, Xunta de Galicia- (Conselleria de Sanidade)

 

  The Galician Health Service has elaborated a sustainable and efficient Energy Plan . Within it, the Ecospital Plan  comprises  a renovation of nine hospital  power plants to incorporate as renewable energy source the residual biomass from forests. The fact of enhancing  the consumption of biomass from forests in the region  is particularly relevant to contribute to give value and usefulness to forest residue, reducing  the risk of forest fires, and ultimately providing  greater added value to the forest wealth.  Important project  on sustainability from  different approaches, demonstrating the viability of the biomass application as renewable  energy source in hospitals

 

 

 

 

 

IFHE LIBRARY AWARD 2016  / CERTIFICATE  FOR  HIGHLY  COMMENDED ARTICLES:     

EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT AND REUSE OF WATER FROM DIFFERENT PROCESSES IN A HOSPITAL

 

Author/s    José Carlos Cardillo Lorente   (jcardillolo@saludcastillayleon.es) 
                   
Luis Mariano Bocos González (lbocosgo@saludcastillayleon.es)
   Engineers -Maintenance Service / University Hospital Rio Hortega , Valladolid

 

In this article the authors present a series of measures implemented at the University Hospital Rio Hortega of Valladolid, aimed at achieving a reduction of water consumption and therefore lower environmental impact in their daily operations. Execution and study of the measures taken, was carried out within a LIFE project, partially funded by the European Community. A meritorious work developed by the engineers of the hospital maintenance service showing initiative and imagination as well as a responsible approach to the application of the measures driving to a spectacular reduction in water consumption . It is the authors' desire to share experience and information gathered for application in other hospitals that share similar characteristics or operating modes.

                       
 GREEN ROOFS IN HOSPITAL BUILDINGS                                                                
Author               Vicky Rojas ( vr@vickyrojas.cl )    
                       Architect - President of the Vegetable Infrastructure Chilean Association
    
The article presents the multiple benefits of green roof systems They respond to the need for demand of more efficient energy and environment regeneration . Within the changes that are displayed in new scenarios of health services, it can be seen a humanization of the hospital  buildings by means of the use of light, colors and vegetation. At the level of the building, the green roofs serve as retainers of rainwater, controlling the excessive runoff, reducing the energetic demand of the building,  helps reducing external noise and creates biodiversity, being a contribution to the quality of the environment. A vegetate space helps to normalize the humor,         generates well-being, stimulate the use of senses in contact with the exterior 
         

Energy saving at Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital /  Japan                                    

Author     Shiro Tsukami – tsukami@nikken.jp                                                                                     Engineer  -   Nikken Sekkei Ltd .-Tokyo – Japan

This paper was presented at IFHE Europe Congress Turku 2015. It describes the new Ashikaga Hospital named as  “Green Hospital for the next generation” offering patients  bright and  pleasant care, with advanced CO2 reduction technology by utilizing natural energy of wind, sun light and water.
As keywords to realize the "Green Hospital", five of the following were  considered.

1. “Green” for Natural Energy, Energy-saving, Water-saving.
2. “Safety” for Strongness against disaster.
3. “Smart” for Pleasantness and Amenity.
4. “Sustainability” for Long-Life Hospital.
5. “Hospitality” for Healing Environment. 
It is able to achieve up to 45% of energy-saving compared to the average in Japan.