Rainbow Children’s Hospital – Banjara Hills
The Rainbow Children’s Hospital in Hyderabad offers a resource-efficient and comfortable environment for both patients seeking care and the medical staff working to save lives. The new facility is situated in the Banjara Hills neighborhood and is the second Rainbow Children’s Hospital to be EDGE-certified (the first is located in Bengaluru). The Banjara Hills facility provides comprehensive services for pediatric care, a perinatal unit, and other services for women with state-of-the-art infrastructure and the latest technologies.
The 205-bed hospital has many green features that conserve natural resources and improve operational performance. The solar panel heat pump hybrid system installed in the facility is projected to meet at least 60 percent of the building’s hot water demand, contributing to the reduction in energy. A black water treatment and recycling system is expected to reduce water use nearly in half. Embodied energy in materials will be reduced by 42 percent because of construction materials like autoclaved aerated concrete blocks for the hospital’s walls. These green measures were implemented at very little additional cost and the developer is expected to recover their investment in less than a year. The hospital is also estimated to save nearly $6,000 due to lower utility bills each month, allowing more money to be allocated toward patient care.
Since 1999, Rainbow Hospitals has provided excellent care to women and children. Rainbow constructed the first facilities dedicated to pediatric care in southern India and now has 11 facilities for women and children across the country. Rainbow Children’s Hospital – Banjara Hills has received final EDGE certification from GBCI.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Insulated roof, low-E coated glass, variable frequency drives in AHUs, variable speed drives pumps, energy-saving lighting and solar hot water collectors.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets, dual flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and a black water treatment and recycling system.
Autoclaved aerated concrete blocks for internal and external walls.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.