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04/15/2011

LEED for Healthcare Debuts

 
LEED-Healthcare

The USGBC has introduced its latest green building rating system, LEED for Healthcare.  Debuting at the CleanMed conference, the rating system is intended to guide the design and construction of new buildings and major renovations.

LEED for Healthcare is applicable to the gamut of medical facilities, including assisted living facilities, medical education and research centers, inpatient, outpatient, and long term care facilities.

LEED for healthcare is designed to meet the needs of a 24-hour operational facility featuring unique requirements  such as:

  • Process water use related to medical equipment
  • Rural facility locations
  • Patient populations (often with compromised immune systems)
  • Sensitive to chemicals and pollutants
  • Patient and staff health

“Research has shown that when we are treated and heal in a green healthcare facility – one that has a healthy indoor environmental quality and connects us to the outdoors – we heal faster, have shorter hospital stays and fewer return visits,” says Scot Horst, Senior Vice President of LEED, USGBC. “LEED for Healthcare is now six years in the making, addressing the healthcare industry’s unique green building needs.”

More than 223 healthcare projects have received LEED certification, with 1,176 registered and on deck.

LEED Volume Program Hits 500 Certified Project Milestone

Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings

LEED Certified Green Building Projects Reach One Billion Square Feet

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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