Heart, Lung & Vascular Pavilion at St. Elizabeth Hospital Receives LEED® Gold

Heart, Lung & Vascular Pavilion at St. Elizabeth Hospital Receives LEED® Gold

07.09.10

St. Elizabeth Hospital-Heart, Lung & Vascular Pavilion in Appleton, Wisconsin, has achieved LEED GOLD certification based on LEED NC 2.2. Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers for Affinity Health System, the 25,000-square-foot outpatient Heart Pavilion houses Cardiology, Pulmonology, Cardiovascular-Vascular surgery, an anticoagulation clinic, and a new COURAGE clinic for preventative heart care.

"HGA is committed to researching and designing energy-efficient, resource-efficient solutions that bring sustainable, long-term value to our clients," said Scott Lindvall, AIA, vice president and principal with HGA in Milwaukee. "We were excited to partner with Affinity Health System's in-house Lean and Sustainability teams to research sustainable ideas that ultimately benefit the patient and the community."

The design team considered a number of sustainable factors-including material choices, lighting and infrastructure-to achieve LEED Gold.

Through an agreement with Renewable Energy Choice, Affinity purchases nearly 70 percent of the electricity from renewable energy sources. In addition, the building shell, lighting and HVAC equipment reduce energy costs by 27.6 percent beyond the ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Appendix G Performance Rating Method baseline.