Expansion with the Environment In Mind
When St.Vincent Health created a plan for a full-service hospital in Fishers, we not only wanted to treat patients with the compassionate care that St.Vincent is known for, we also wanted to enhance the community. One of the ways that we were able to achieve that was by designing a facility that would pursue LEED for Healthcare designation from the US Green Building Council. What does that mean for our patients and Fishers?
- Acoustically-designed glazing for the windows that face the interstate, resulting in significant noise reduction and enhanced patient and staff satisfaction
- Thirty percent of all materials and products are sustainably sourced to reduce the environmental burden generated from hospital construction and facility upgrades.
- Reduction in waste generation by hospital occupants promoted through a hospital-wide process and easily accessible areas dedicated to the separation, storage and collection of materials to be recycled.
- White roofing materials with a high solar reflectivity that reduce heat absorption which can negatively impact local environments and increase energy cost for cooling.
- Reduction in release of chemical toxins such as mercury, cadmium, lead and copper by specifying substitutes for building materials which are manufactured with these elements.
- Thirty percent reduction in water usage compared to other buildings of similar size.