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World's first #LEED for Healthcare Platinum! @USGBC

A focused effort to make healthcare facilities more sustainable takes hold in Austin, Texas, with the littlest patients. By Candace Pearson The South Tower adds 72 patient rooms to Dell Children's capacity while still maintaining the hospital's commitment to environmental responsibility. Salvaged materials, sensory gardens, and non-toxic medical equipment have all helped the recent expansion of Dell Children’s Medical Center earn the first-ever LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) Platinum designation. Measures taken for the $49 million dollar W.H. and Elaine McCarthy South Tower include sourcing 60% of the building’s materials from salvaged or reused materials—effectively diverting 3,000 tons of waste from the landfill—and installing efficient appliances to reduce water waste by 38%. Other features capitalize on a growing body of research that suggests access to nature and green...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2013/7/30/C...

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