In the Lab: Energy Efficiency Meets AutomationConstructech, November 8, 2013
Cleveland Clinic, www.clevelandclinic.org, Cleveland, Ohio, is a nonprofit multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based on the principles of cooperation, compassion, and innovation. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and sub-specialties.
The newly constructed Cleveland Clinic Tomsich Pathology Laboratories for the Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute (RT-PLMI) offers state-of-the-art diagnostic services in microbiology, special chemistry, immunopathology, and molecular pathology, as well as expert diagnosis to patients institutionally, regionally, and nationally.
The new lab is also the first showcase project for the Better Buildings Challenge from the DOE (Dept. of Energy), www.doe.gov, Washington, D.C., which supports commercial and industrial building owners by providing technical assistance and solutions for energy efficiency among building facility managers.
The program also provides a forum for collaboration and problem solving in energy efficiency. The ultimate goal of the Better Buildings Challenge is to make American commercial and industrial buildings at least 20% more energy efficient by 2020.