LEED Goes To Tallahassee Cancer Center

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.)

Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center

image via Health Care REIT

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.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.