Acute Care Hospital Goes with Metal in Santa Rosa, California
by Marie Ortega, communications specialist, ASC Profiles
From Architectural West Jan/Feb ’08
AEP Span’s architectural metal panels were the product of choice for Sutter Health’s new Sutter Santa Rosa, California, Regional Hospital project, which opened in October 2014. The state-of-the-art hospital features AEP Span’s 24ga Span Seam® roof, curve structures, in a custom Sienna color. The wall application and equipment screens feature 18ga Box Rib(TM) and Reverse Box Rib(TM) in cool weathered copper, cool sierra tan, and cool zinc grey, all three of which are part of AEP Span’s Cool Dura Tech® 5000 standard color offer. Dura Tech 5000 coating combines the corrosion protection of a ZINCALUME® substrate with a highly durable resin formulation and cool pigment technology to provide excellent color retention and reduces the demand for energy. Moreover, Dura Tech 5000 is ENERGY STAR® certified and listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council.
Before breaking ground on the project, a team of architects, engineers, and contractors met with the owners to evaluate and state goals for the project to ensure a green project design. The design of the facility integrates sustainable building strategies from the ground up and complies with the LEED® criteria. Including AEP Span’s architectural metal panels in Cool Dura Tech 5000 coating, along with other green building material and LEED-compliant innovations, represents Sutter Health’s commitment to the local community which it serves, and to regional sustainability concerns.
The project is a state-of-the-art 84-bed acute care hospital, owned by Sutter Health. The architect was Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc., Roseville, California. The general contractor was Unger Construction Co, Sacramento, California. The installer of the architectural metal panels was Van Mulder Sheet Metal, Hayward, California. And the manufacturer of the architectural metal panels was AEP Span, Tacoma, Washington.