How St. Luke’s Hospital Downsized On Energy Costs & Upsized On Patient Healing & Safety

St. Lukes Hospital, Twin Falls, ID, USA: A Phoenix Controls Case Study

Belnor Engineering
Jul 31 · 2 min read
St. Luke’s Hospital, Twin Falls, ID, USA

Essentially the sole healthcare facility in the area, St. Luke’s found its existing hospital unable to meet the growing needs of the community it served. Nearly $200 million was invested for a new facility — a high-performance building that would “promote maximum patient comfort and quality patient care.”

The Situation

This was an opportunity for St. Luke’s to start fresh and create a safer healing environment and a high-performance building with a layout designed for optimal working conditions and effectiveness. To achieve these goals, flexibility was a key factor in the design considerations. The design team wanted the right technology in-place to create a versatile building that could adapt to changes and grow with them; while maintaining patient safety, pandemic readiness, and energy efficiency.

The Solution

Engineering, Inc. was selected as the mechanical engineer for the project. They knew Phoenix Controls as a highly-sophisticated, reliable solution for the research industry. The latest healthcare indoor air quality (IAQ) and ventilation standards warranted a new approach to controllability, accountability, and reliability. Engineering, Inc. chose Phoenix Controls as the best products to meet these new demands.

The Result

Phoenix Controls VAV systems allowed energy-saving solutions for complicated problems such as lowering air flow while achieving min/max heating and cooling loads for patient towers facing both East and West. In total, 1,289 Theris® valves were used on the project. To achieve their flexibility goal, VAV systems were also designed into spaces throughout the facility; including lobbies, kitchens, CTs, MRIs, ORs, as well as the MSTI Cancer Institute.

The Phoenix Theris VAV systems not only provided a safe environment and reliable energy savings, but also allowed the engineering team to downsize the required HVAC equipment — saving on the project’s initial cost and reducing the start-up cost/time necessary to balance the building.​​​


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