40,000 s.f. replacement Critical Access Hospital, including:
- New surgery department
- Outpatient Services
- Emergency and imaging departments
- Pre-admission testing/registration
Keokuk County Health Center was the first replacement Critical Access Hospital completed in the state of Iowa, and received a Gold Award from Alliant Energy for its energy efficient design and construction.
Our CM team provided sustainable value engineering recommendations which focused on longer-term efficiency added only $160,000 to the initial scope and cost of the project. With supporting scientific calculations showing that these recommendations would pay for themselves in less than three years and would save the Owner $53,000 in utility costs every year thereafter, the hospital will save significant operating capital in the years to come.
In total, our recommendations will provide a 233-ton decrease in carbon dioxide emissions each year, equating to 26% electrical savings and 10% savings in natural gas.
From an environmental perspective this is equivalent to removing 43 automobiles from Iowa roads, or powering 31 homes.