Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Sherman Hospital are among five healthcare facilities recognized for their environmentally responsive design in “Code Green: Examining the Prognosis for Sustainability in Healthcare,” in the August issue of Eco-Structure magazine.
Sherman Hospital opened its new healthcare campus in Elgin, Illinois, in December. The hospital’s 15-acre geothermal lake, which is expected to save the hospital more than $1 million annually over conventional heating and cooling costs, was a creative response that began with the need to manage storm water runoff for the 15-acre site and transformed it into a source of alternative energy.
Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, which was dedicated in October and was completed in two phases earlier this year, is targeting a minimum of LEED Silver certification. The hospital’s sustainable features of this 516,000 s.f. hospital include the generous use of daylighting and a seventh-floor vegetated roof that provides a healing garden and a place of tranquility in this highly urban site.
The two hospitals are the latest examples of Shepley’s sustainable approach to healthcare. In 2009, Concord Hospital (Concord, NH) became the first hospital in northern New England to receive LEED certification following the completion of its north and east expansion project.