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Nashville Health Design Insights Networking Event

When: May 17, 2018
Time: 5:00pm Central
Where: Nashville, TN United States
Price: Free for Affiliate Members (log in to website)

These networking events feature an educational session worth 1 EDAC CEU/AIA HSW + plenty of social time to meet the local healthcare design community.

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What’s new in healthcare design? What’s changing? Who’s doing what and where? And what do your local colleagues think about it all?


Using Smart Building Solutions to Reduce Operating Costs and Enhancing Occupant Experience

Christopher Pietrzykowski, Director, AdvanTEC, United Technologies Corporation, will describe the process used for a recently completed LEED Platinum state-of-the-art intelligent building located in Jupiter FL that will serve as a headquarters office, conference center and customer showcase. This 224,000 sq. ft. multipurpose building built on 30 acres has been designed for 500+ employees and up to 500 conference center employees provides an example of how making use of advanced building solutions can create an environment that enhances building occupant experience, increases operational efficiencies as well as  protect people and property. This presentation aims to show how advanced solutions that exist today are directly relevant and applicable to healthcare facilities to achieve desired outcomes such as reducing cost of operations and increasing patient and staff satisfaction. Examples of some of the solutions to be covered by this presentation are as follows; use of improved ventilation to increase occupant cognitive function, use of a building occupant mobile phone application to automatically adapt a space to the occupants preferences, find people in the building, wayfinding and gain access to secure spaces, use of occupancy information to not only manage ventilation, comfort and energy use but also help decision makers understand building space usage, occupant movement and wait times, this presentation will also cover the use of building data analytics in support of CapEx planning, identifying performance problems as well as helping to eliminate waste.   


Join us for “Innovations in Healthcare Design” — your chance to catch up on the latest industry buzz, connect with colleagues in a casual setting over wine and hors d’oeuvres, and still get home in time for your favorite show. 

4:30 PM – Doors Open
5:00 PM – Wine, Hors D'Oeuvres,
6:00 PM – Presentation


This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members, Partners, and Guests (make sure you are logged into the website before you register).   Non-members can attend for a $65 donation which can later be applied towards membership. Contact Lynn Kenney for details, lkenney@healthdesign.org.



Event Venue:

The Noah Liff Opera Center
3622 Redmon Street
Nashville, TN 37209
United States

Presenting Faculty

Christopher Pietrzykowski
Director, AdvanTEC
United Technologies Corporation
Building Solutions Group     

Chris Pietrzykowski serves as Director of Technology for AdvanTEC, a business unit of United Technologies, the world’s largest provider of technologies and services dedicated to making buildings and cities more energy efficient, safe and secure. Chris is part of the global Building Solutions Group, which serves as a central point of contact for key accounts and delivers highly engineered solutions to solve customer problems in various vertical markets.

Chris has over 36 years of UTC experience comprising 26 years at Otis, 4 at UTC Research Center, and the last 4 years leading AdvanTEC. He started with Otis as an Engineering Apprentice in the UK, after moving to the US Chris led Otis’ Modernization product development which led to assignments in Malaysia and Austria to create both new engineering organizations and products. Chris led Otis’ system engineering organization and some of his significant contributions include globally leading the Gen2 system engineering team as well as the creation of Otis’ modeling and simulation capability in noise/vibration, and embedded control systems.

More recently Chris led the growth of United Technologies Research Center’s (UTRC) systems department and in the creation of new power electronics, embedded systems, and data analytics capabilities. These new technical capabilities have been applied across UTC businesses and also used to create new technologies in the area of energy efficient and smart buildings. Following UTRC, joined the UTC Building Solutions Group and is currently leading the global AdvanTEC technology team in the creation and deployment of new innovative and advanced building system solutions for UTC.

Chris holds a Master of Science in Software Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Chris is a member of both IEEE and INCOSE and holds seven patents.