Bringing Building Technologies Together to Create a Sustainable, High-Performance Advanced Façade
Fall River, Massachusetts based Medical Information Technology, Inc. (MEDITECH) has been a leading software vendor for nearly four decades in the health care informatics industry, providing integrated software solutions to meet the needs of health care organizations worldwide.
As MEDITECH continued to grow to more than 2,700 staff members across six facilities it needed a facility that would not only accommodate new and future employees, but also provide a building that would advance the way sustainable structures are created.
To carry out the design, Boston-based Payette was selected as the project’s architect and worked to incorporate sustainable elements to the building that would capitalize on the natural landscape and scenic location of the site.
To provide advanced energy performance and meet Massachusetts’ stringent thermal requirements, MEDITECH Southcoast features an advanced façade- a synergistic, seamless integration of products designed to provide advanced energy performance and indoor environmental quality.
Using a collaborative approach to achieve optimum results, the advanced façade leverages Kawneer’s capability to combine internal expertise and a vast product line, coupled with the customer's regional fabrication/installation skills. The façade combined high-performance glass, thermal doors and windows, additionally motorized sunscreen systems that automatically respond to exterior solar conditions were integrated into the versatile 1600 Wall System®1 curtain wall to meet architect and owner specifications for a high-performance building.