University Health System’s new clinical building at the historic Robert B. Green Campus has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold Certification for its environmentally friendly design and construction.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized rating system that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Those ratings are based on factors such as sustainability, water and energy efficiency, materials use and indoor air quality.
“We’re proud that our Robert B. Green Campus is among the first building projects in Bexar County to receive LEED Gold Certification in the healthcare category,” said George B. Hernández Jr., president/CEO of University Health System. “By building in a way that saves both energy and water, we meet our goal of being good financial stewards — and good stewards of the environment. We’re also seeking LEED Gold certification for our new tower at University Hospital.”
The six-story clinical building, which opened in January 2013, was designed by the architectural team of RTKL and Overland Partners. The building features a long list of environmentally friendly achievements:
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