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First #leed for Healthcare Certification in the Country Complete | U.S. Green Building Council

No buildings impact the health of their occupants more directly than healthcare facilities, but the existing LEED rating systems weren’t designed specifically to record and reward green medical buildings. With the first building now certified under the LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) rating system , the industry has its first case study in the Group Health Puyallup Medical Center. This month, Group Health Cooperative’s new medical office building in Puyallup, Wash., became the first in the nation to earn a rating under LEED-HC, earning LEED Gold. The project leveraged the unique credits related to medical facilities to promote both building performance and features to improve occupant health and well-being. The most critical element of the process was the team’s integrated approach to design. Before LEED was on the table, Group Health Cooperative and its facility manager, CB...

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