CONCORD, NH – Concord Hospital has been awarded LEED certification for its East & North Wing addition and renovation, the first hospital in northern New England to do so.
The project’s design maximizes daylight and views with green roofs and courtyard gardens while skylights bring light deep into treatment spaces. The canopied entrance includes a waiting area that overlooks a garden and the drop-off area and a roof garden that is accessible from the ICU. On patient floors almost all spaces have access to natural light and views, while garden courtyards create a buffer from the road. Native plantings and permeable surfaces minimize heat islands and reduce the impact on the site’s storm water system. Other components include reducing or eliminating toxins to improve indoor air quality; recycling demolition waste; reducing water consumption; using energy efficient equipment; and promoting alternative transportation.
Concord Hospital is the latest of Shepley’s highly sustainable projects, which includes LEED Gold projects for Harvard, Furman, and the University of Denver. Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois, which is now under construction, is one of the largest geothermal hospital projects in the world.