Designed to Protect and Preserve Our Tropical Paradise
Health City Cayman Islands’ core values include respect, innovation and accountability. To that end, our facility was built with an innovative design that respects the environment, reflecting a high level of accountability for use of natural resources. We have incorporated the latest energy efficient systems and self-sustaining processes into every hospital operation possible in order to reduce our carbon footprint. The result is an environmentally intuitive building with significantly reduced electricity demands, limited waste output, a method for recycling rainwater and sewage, and an overall small environmental footprint.
The Health City Cayman Islands facility was designed and constructed by DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.
During construction, land was cleared and natural materials were recycled into mulch for landscaping. Special indigenous trees were relocated on the hospital campus to protect the ecosystem that maintains local species of trees, flora, fauna, and birds. We worked in close coordination with the National Trust, Botanic Park, Orchid Society, and members of the public to identify, preserve, and propagate plant species.
- The hospital harvests rainwater for grey use (non-drinking uses) to reduce the hospital’s reliance on city water.
- Onsite, we treat sewage that is generated by hospital operations. Treated sewage effluent is used for landscaping irrigation, drastically reducing the hospital’s use of city water and natural resources.
- An automated building management system increases efficiency by tightly controlling system-wide use of electricity, gas and water.
- The production of medical oxygen at the hospital cuts our carbon footprint and our demand for electricity.
- The HVAC system design is based on efficiency, allowing systems to operate based on individual clinical requirements, lowering overall energy consumption.
- Onsite medical waste management and incineration reduces the overall volume of solid municipal waste and eliminates the transportation and processing of potentially harmful biologics.
- Onsite recycling lowers the volume added to the landfill.
The Future of Energy Efficiency
- Plans are in the works to build a 1.2 megawatt solar farm, the largest of its kind for a Caribbean hospital, which will generate electricity, as well as cold and hot water.
- Salt Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) is a cutting edge “green” technology with zero emissions, that will reduce overall power demand by approximately 50%. A byproduct of SWAC is non-potable water, which is used for irrigation, and flushing water.
Hurricane Structural Safety
Health City Cayman Islands was built to withstand the rigors of a Category 5 hurricane, with reinforced roof, walls, doors and windows. The building structure utilises:
- Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Walls
- High Efficiency Insulated Roofing System
- High Efficiency Mechanical Units
- High Efficiency Hurricane Protection Windows
At Health City Cayman Islands, we celebrate Earth Day every day of the year. In addition to all of the planet-friendly initiatives already implemented on our highly attractive campus, we have environmentally-inspired plans for the future. Our expansion plans incorporate sustainability and safety – with the utmost respect for our patients and environment.