Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Achieves First LEED Healthcare In Georgia
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton has achieved LEED HC Gold, becoming the first project certified under the LEED® for Healthcare rating system in the state of Georgia. NGMC is one of the first 10 projects in the United States to be certified Gold under LEED HC.
Opened in 2015, the 100-bed community hospital on a 119-acre campus creates an energy model in which building systems are analyzed for optimal performance. A geothermal heating-and-cooling system, reclaimed "purple pipe" water for irrigation, and "dark sky" lighting contribute to a sustainable environment, positioning NGMC Braselton among the greenest hospitals in the country.
Sustainable highlights include:
- 50% reduction in energy consumption compared to existing hospitals in area.
- 28% reduction in water consumption.
- Storm water infiltration captured on site.
- Zero potable water for irrigation; used reclaimed water.
- 83% of construction waste diverted.
- 28% of interior finishes free of Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List chemicals.
For sustainable details, see the LEED Scorecard.