Rainbow Children’s Hospital
The Rainbow Children’s Hospital offers a bright and comfortable environment not only for patients seeking care, but also for the doctors and nurses who work to save lives. The newest addition to the Rainbow Children’s Hospital group, the Marathahalli facility, is located just outside Bengaluru. The 200-bed hospital maximizes natural lighting and ventilation, and incorporates many green features to conserve natural resources and provide a more pleasant environment for all. Forty-eight percent of the building’s hot water demand is supplied using on-site solar hot water collectors. Additionally, a black water treatment and recycling system conserves all non-potable water so it can be used for landscaping, water closets and urinals. Building green has allowed the hospital to save nearly $7,000 in operating costs each month, helping allocate more finances toward patient care. The success of the Rainbow Children’s Hospital has inspired management to incorporate sustainable designs into their other projects.
Rainbow Hospital opened its doors to patients in 1999 as one of the first pediatric care facilities in southern India. Despite being met with skepticism about the need for separate pediatric facilities, Dr. Ramesh Kancharla forged ahead with a vision for better child health care. Today, Rainbow Hospital is ranked the number one children’s multi-specialty hospital in India. The Rainbow Hospital family has 11 facilities specifically dedicated to women and children.
The Rainbow Children’s Hospital in Marathahalli has received final EDGE certification from GBCI India.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Reduced window to wall ratio, low-E coated glass, energy-efficient air-conditioning with a water-cooled chiller, energy-saving lighting and solar hot water collectors.
Low-flow showerheads and faucets and dual flush water closets, water-efficient urinals and a black water treatment and recycling system.
Solid dense 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.