The new Scripps Critical Care Building (CCB) & Central Energy Plant (CEP) project in Encinitas, CA is now complete! The 2-story, 75,000 square foot CCB structure was driven by an increase in Emergency Department patient volumes and a periodic lack of medical surgical beds at Scripps Memorial Hospital. In response, a new department on the first floor will house 24 emergency treatment areas, and 36 new medical-surgical inpatient beds for patients who are recovering from surgery or are recuperating from acute illnesses will be housed on the 2nd floor. A green roof and a design that expresses nautical themes that mimic sails on the nearby coastal waters help achieve the hospital’s sustainability goals. The 10,678-square foot high-efficiency central energy plant will be the new primary source of utilities serving future patient care facilities on campus. Congratulations to architect Perkins + Will and the entire project team!