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Designing for Energy Conservation - The Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
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The concept of designing for energy conservation has long been a concern of Houston Lighting & Power (HL&P), culminating in the development of a local energy conservation design award competition in 1980. This competition sponsored by HL&P and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), strives to increase interest and provide incentive for energy conscious building design among the building community. The success and importance of this competition has been recognized by the Texas Society of Architects who will pattern a state wide competition after this one. Judges evaluate the building entries on architectural design, competitive cost of utilized materials and effective energy conservation techniques. A building that is attractive, energy efficient and economically constructed has the winning combination. This paper details the design concepts of a 1984 Grand Award winner, the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, in the Fourth Annual Energy Conservation Design Award Competition.
Wiernik, L. B.; Ranzau, P. A. (1984). Designing for Energy Conservation - The Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu); Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from