Johns Hopkins Hospital

Solar Shade System Case Studies

Johns Hopkins Hospital - Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center

The Facility's Defining Feature: Art

The twelve-story, 1.6 million square feet hospital houses the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute in the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center. Art is a defining feature of the facility – featuring over 300 pieces of art.

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Capitol Crossing

Performance is Five Buildings, Seven Acres, and One SolarTrac Shading System

Downtown Washington D.C. is home to Capitol Crossing, a 2.2 million square foot, 7-acre, office, housing, and retail complex that's restoring three long city blocks. Capitol Crossing is a state-of-the-art complex that is LEED Platinum Certified, meaning it meets the absolute highest level of sustainability

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Parkland Memorial Hospital

Sprawling site adapts for future / automates for performance

The largest county hospital in America, after a 2.8 million square foot expansion. To remain a leader in healthcare while accommodating changing needs, Parkland collaborated with Mecho and the architects on a phased design approach, helping it adapt to unprecedented growth and to provide patients with the utmost care.

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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters

Named one of the ten most sustainable buildings of 2013 by AIA

Daylighting is a key part of SFPUC’s stainability strategy, complementing a novel, on site wastewater recycling system, a roof-mounted photovoltaic array, vertical-axis wind turbines, and an earthquake-resilient, concrete structure.  

Florida Hospital for Women

Daylighting promotes the healing process

Growing research demonstrates that patients recover faster and better from illness or surgery in settings that offer abundant daylight and views to the outdoors. Architectural design that provides these features is proven to correlate with reduced medication intake and shorter recovery periods, thereby improving patient outcomes and quickening room turnaround times.

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Mecho HQ

Mecho Headquarters

Renovating a century-old factory into a modern, LEED Gold certified office

As the industry leader in daylight control, Mecho saw the need to critically examine daylight usage and energy efficiency in their converted 1918 factory building. To benefit the growing employee base, Mecho wanted to provide an attractive, comfortable, open, and efficient office area. As part of Mecho’s sustainability efforts, it was also important to lower reliance on electric lighting and energy consumption and earn LEED Gold certification.