Quebec City University Hospital Center

CHU de Québec

  • Renewed critical assets
  • Modernized equipment
  • GHG Reduction
  • Patient comfort
  • Maintenance savings

Projects in healthcare environments require an exceptional level of organization and professionalism. At the Quebec City University Hospital Center, several factors made this challenge even more complex: the large size of the hospitals, an ambitious scope of work, and the presence of critical areas (operating rooms, trauma centers) meaning there was no room for error.

Ecosystem reengineered four of the center’s hospitals, which included extensive conversions of the heating systems from steam to hot water. Efficient communication with the material resources team and precise procedures for project implementation ensured the patients’ safety and comfort were maintained at all times.

The project renewed critical electromechanical assets and the hospitals are now benefitting from centralized systems and simplified operations. Energy use was significantly reduced, leading to ongoing savings and lower GHG emissions.

  • Honorable mention in the 2018 ASHRAE Technology Awards - category III (Healthcare Facility) – Existing building.
  • 2017 Wayne McLellan Award, Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES)
  • 2017 Énergia Award, AQME

Customized Performance Measures

  • Steam System
  • Heat Recovery
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Centralized Controls
  • Ventilation
  • Lighting
  • Solar Wall