November 20, 2014
By Roy Gunsolus, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Director of Sustainable Healthcare and Kim Shinn, P.E., Principal and Senior Sustainability Consultant, TLC Engineering for Architecture

LEED certification is often recognized as the gold standard for sustainability and energy efficiency. This case study looks at two recently-certified LEED hospitals in different climate zones to demonstrate the potential physical and planning modifications necessary, and the associated financial impacts if their original intent had been to achieve net zero/regenerative energy use. The first project is a 103-bed, LEED-Silver certified (2010) greenfield hospital in Flower Mound, Texas; the second is a 90-bed, LEED-Gold certified (2014) satellite hospital in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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Posted in Green Places, Health
Tagged Kim Shinn, net zero energy, Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, Roy Gunsolus, sustainability