SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 7, 2013 – Anne Arundel Medical Center was the first hospital in the State of Maryland to become certified under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard from the US Green Building Council in 2010. The hospital implemented significant energy efficient, water saving, and indoor air quality technologies, saving the hospital money, improving patient safety, enhancing the staff experience and increasing patient volume. On February 27th, a team of individuals who well understand the significance of this accomplishment will present the story of this LEED certification journey at the Society of Healthcare Engineers Planning and Development Conference (AHSE-PDC) in San Francisco, California. The team is comprised of leaders from Anne Arundel Medical Center, Whiting Turner Construction, Doo Consulting and the US Green Building Council.
But, there is more to this journey for Anne Arundel and other hospital in the US. Spending on health care is unsustainable – and that spending is at the top of every CEO’s worry list. More than $2.5 trillion is spent on health care each year in this country – a number on the rise rather than on the downturn; yet new regulations are being passed to control costs and reduce errors and preventable deaths. More than $15 billion is spent on new health care facilities – but not necessarily better ones or healthier ones. Savings through the incorporation of green building design principles could be in the billions of dollars.
The panel for this presentation is Peter Doo, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Doo Consulting; Carolyn W. Core, President, Core Consulting and former Sr. VP Anne Arundel Health Systems; Melissa Gallagher-Rogers, LEED AP, Director - Technical Solutions, USGBC; and Michael C. Moraz, Project Manager , Whiting-Turner Construction Company. The team will discuss the new LEED for Health Care rating system and the contributions of green building toward meeting the many challenges of hospital operations such as resolving fiscal limitations, patient safety and personnel shortages, to name a few. Core and Moraz will share their experience with and the results from the certification process for the Anne Arundel Medical Center.
To learn more about LEED for Healthcare and sustainability options for architects, owners and construction companies, call Doo Consulting at 202-642-9654.
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