As a result of the design and construction techniques of the new Health Center 4 Building, it is anticipated to receive a Silver or Gold LEED Certification of Achievement, which usually takes a year or so after construction completion and occupancy.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
To reduce the environmental impact associated with traditional building construction, Health Center 4 will incorporate a number of green initiatives. A few of these include using over 30% of post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled materials, and a waste management and recycling program that will reduce at least 75% of the construction waste that would otherwise enter landfills. Inside the facility, interior finishes have been carefully selected to contain low to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to create a healthy indoor environment and reduce allergy triggers. Also, a green housekeeping program will be implemented using environmentally friendly cleaning products and practices.
Why did Riddle build Health Center 4?
To meet the growing needs of the community, a state of the art surgical center and outpatient services center was built for the patient's convenience. Now, Riddle can better serve our patients with a convenient and technologically advanced outpatient surgery center, along with other outpatient programs and physician offices.
Who designed and built Health Center 4?
The Sheward Partnership was commissioned by Riddle to design the new 78,000 square foot Medical Office Building. They were the lead architectural group, and are very conscious of the benefits inherent in sustainable design, The Sheward Partnership is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and is dedicated to helping clients to realize sustainable goals.
Pescatore Associates served as the interior space planner and architect and John S. McManus&Brothers, Inc. are the general contractors.
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