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06/26/2019 | News release | Archived content

Parkland earns LEED® Gold award for Anderson clinic

Posted: 6/26/2019

Fifth Gold award for new construction project

The new Ron J. Anderson, MD Clinic has been awarded the LEED® Gold Certification for commercial interiors from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, which sets voluntary standards for buildings. This is the fifth LEED Gold Certification Parkland has received. Parkland previously earned LEED Gold for its Women & Infants Specialty Health (WISH) Clinic, Central Utility Plant, Tower Garage and the new Parkland Memorial Hospital.

The LEED rating system offers four certification levels for new construction - Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum - that correspond to the number of credits accrued in five sustainable design categories. The U.S. Green Building Council says LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was built to 'achieve high performance' in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

'We have focused on sustainability throughout the planning, design and construction of the entire new healthcare campus,' said Miranda Skaaning, Manager, Facilities Business & Sustainability. 'To achieve five LEED Gold certifications on a project of this magnitude is a huge accomplishment.'

The new 227,420-square-foot Ron J. Anderson, MD Clinic is connected by a pedestrian bridge to Parkland Memorial Hospital and houses numerous specialty clinics including surgery, cardiology, pre-anesthesia and neurology, among others. The clinic also includes radiology, phlebotomy and a 24-hour outpatient pharmacy.

Among the features recognized in the certification are the low-emitting materials including adhesives, paint, flooring and furniture, as well as the use of regional materials, energy and water efficiency, and the clinic's connectivity to public transportation.

The entire healthcare campus was sustainably designed. In doing so Parkland can efficiently manage and control energy use, and by using recycled, local building materials it has reduced the carbon footprint.

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