The New Patient Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania stands as one of the most significant hospital projects in the United States, and the largest investment in the university’s history. The 17-story, 1.5 million square foot facility boasts 504 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms, designed with a singular focus on patient care. The design draws upon the expertise of Penn Medicine’s clinical specialists in collaboration with healthcare-focused architects, designers, and builders.
As part of the team’s dedication to sustainability, efficiency, infection control, and improved patient outcomes, the university enlisted Envac North America to create and install its innovative pneumatic waste collection system. The result is a carefully crafted culmination of years of extensive research, collaboration, and consideration of how to optimize clinical spaces for both patients and healthcare providers.
Waste and soiled linen
2,600 linear feet of pipe
A pipe network of 2,600 linear feet of 20″ diameter piping
78 loading stations
78 loading stations across three 14-story risers
60,000 pounds of waste
The collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania has been outstanding from the bid process to lab testing of unique applications through the integrated project delivery process.
The pneumatic waste and linen system technology is a perfect fit for the leading-edge design and technology employed throughout The New Patient Pavilion.