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Executive Summary

Througout the 2013-2014 school year, the Aria Health Emergency Department Expansion located in Philadelphia, PA was studied in depth. The building was disected in terms of cost, schedule, constuctability, and sustainability, where a final report was assembled to improve the sustainable features of the building. Four analyses were performed in the area of Sustainable Construction techniques, which included the addition of a photovoltaic array, the implementation of a rainwater collection system, operable solar shading on the building facade, as well as the modularization of patient treatment rooms.

Aria Health Emergency Department Expansion

Philadelphia, PA



Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the
pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herewith is considered a work‐inprogress
for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and
construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Robert Stano.

Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was
flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been
incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original

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