200th LEED Project Completed By Turner

Turner Construction apparently has produced a whole lot of LEED certified projects in recent years, many of them documented here on EarthTechling. Now the company has announced its 200th such certified green project since it first announced its commitment to green building in 2004: the Yale University Health Center in New Haven, Connecticut.

According to Turner, this LEED Gold certified 140,000 square foot medical facility is representative of Yale’s multifaceted approach to sustainability, which takes into account building construction, waste management, energy production, procurement, research and classroom instruction.

Yale University Health Center -- Turner Construction

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Green features include high-efficiency lighting and controls; tinted windows that maximize natural daylight while providing privacy and controlling temps; low-flow toilets; a green rooftop meditation garden with drought-resistant native plants; and sustainable building materials such as bamboo. The building design also prioritizes increased indoor air quality for inhabitants.

In addition to this and other LEED certified projects Turner has already completed, the company has an additional 230 LEED registered projects currently in the pipeline. Together, these developments represent around 100 million square feet of space and have a construction value of more than $27 billion.

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.