In our latest installation of green hospital news, the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center has taken LEED Silver certification for its green design and operation features, including a focus on energy efficiency and water conservation.
The 50,000+ square foot, two-story building, owned by Health Care REIT and operated by Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, saves nearly 40% of the water used by a conventional facility of the same size with low-flow fixtures. (It also saves 50% of the water that would have been used in landscaping, by using reclaimed water.)
The facility was constructed with more than 25% recycled materials, and overall energy savings are estimated at 20%.
Health Care REIT is also pursuing LEED certification for a number of other green building projects currently underway, including its corporate headquarters in Toledo, Ohio.