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ZUCKERBERG SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL AND TRAUMA CENTER

San Francisco Department of Public Works



ZUCKERBERG SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL AND TRAUMA CENTER

SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS


Whole-building commissioning improves resiliency and efficiency of the City's primary trauma center.

The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is the only Level 1 trauma facility serving San Francisco and northern San Mateo Counties. In 2008, the San Francisco Department of Public Works began a massive rebuild of the campus to meet new seismic safety standards. This $887-million capital program added a new nine-story, 284-bed acute care tower and replaced the emergency power generators serving the campus, all while the existing hospital and trauma center remained open and operational.

Enovity provided LEED and whole-building commissioning for the rebuild program. As a critical public safety facility, the hospital demanded a comprehensive and intensive commissioning effort. The scope therefore included commissioning of HVAC, building automation, lighting, domestic hot water, electrical distribution, emergency power, security/access controls, fire/life safety, medical gas, nurse call, pneumatic tube, and elevator controls systems.

Following component and system-level commissioning, Enovity led the team to perform integrated systems tests in which we simulated a loss of utility power. These tests helped hospital staff verify that critical systems (including air conditioning, life safety, nurse call, and hospital IT) would continue to operate during a power loss.

The new acute care tower opened for patients in May 2016, and earned a LEED Gold rating. Our commissioning team continues to support the hospital engineering staff during the occupancy phase, using trend analysis to fine-tune the central chiller plant operations.