Cannon Design

Erie County Medical Center - Terrace View Long Term Care Facility


Design of a new 390 Bed Skilled Nursing Facility located adjacent to Erie County Medical Center.  The facility is a complete replacement of the Erie County Home, which allowed for a more modern facility, and consolidation in accordance with the state mandate, and ranks as one of the largest nursing homes in the region.

Nursing beds include four connected structures with 20-bed clusters of semi-private rooms and courtyards on each floor.  It consists of 268 long-term care beds, 16 beds for patients with memory impairment, 66 beds for short-term patients rehabilitating from hospital care, 20 beds for children with profound disabilities, 20 beds for residents on ventilators and a behavioral intervention unit.

M/E Role

Complete design of mechanical and electrical systems for this Skilled Nursing Facility which includes expansion of the central heating and chilled water plants, air-to-air heat recovery, 2 pipe valance system for resident rooms, medical gases, and emergency power.

The design followed Green Building philosophies incorporating energy conservation measures and received an incentive of $219,000 from NYSERDA to help offset capital investment and maintain budgets.

The energy conservation measures implemented resulted in the following annual reductions:

Electric:                  840 kWH/yr. ($63,000/yr.)
Peak Demand         198 KW
Fossil Fuel:             68 Therms ($56,000/yr.)
NOx Emissions:      1,944 lbs./yr.
SOx Emissions:      2,525 lbs./yr.
CO2 Emissions:       1,716,814 lbs./yr.

Buffalo, NY