Asante Center for Outpatient Health Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification
The Asante Center for Outpatient Health has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its efficient use of energy, lighting, water, and material.
“We are proud to receive our LEED Silver certification because it means we’ve achieved our goal of providing a healthy and sustainable environment for our patients, employees,” and community,” says David Kinyon, vice president of operations at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.
The four-story, 90,000 square foot building has received certification for its electrical, air, and plumbing systems, water-wise landscaping, and use of natural light. “Accommodating the greatest level of daylight helps in the healing process,” says Eric Loeliger, MD, vice president of medical affairs at Asante Three Rivers. “By embracing LEED benchmarks and investing in long-term sustainability, we’re contributing to a healthier environment.”
LEED designations granted by the U.S. Green Building Council represent the internationally recognized mark of excellence for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing high performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
The Asante Center for Outpatient Health received high marks for:
- Site selection
- Development density and community connectivity
- Alternative transportation
- Storm water design
- Water efficient landscaping
- Water use reduction
- Green power
- Outdoor air delivery monitoring
- Low-emitting materials (adhesives, paints, flooring)
- Thermal comfort
- Innovation in design
More than 72,000 commercial projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising more than 4.25 billion certified commercial square feet of construction space in all 50 states and more than 150 countries.