Established in 2011, the Geisinger Sustainability Program works toward improving and increasing environmentally-friendly programs and initiatives across the health system. These initiatives include a focus on reducing waste, minimizing the use of hazardous materials, reducing the use of energy and water, preventing pollution of local waterways and increasing recycling efforts.
In addition, our Sustainability Program staff works closely with Foodservices, Employee Wellness and Clinical Nutrition staff to promote healthy and sustainable food choices for patients, visitors and employees. For more information about the Geisinger Sustainability Program call (570) 214.6376, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEED Certified Buildings
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) was established in March 2000 by the U.S. Green Building Council to provide an outline for measurable and practical green building design, construction, maintenance and operations. Since 2007, Geisinger has been committed to building LEED Certified office buildings and healthcare facilities and is a leader in LEED Certified healthcare projects in Pennsylvania.
The Frank M. & Dorothea Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Henry Hood Center for Health Research
Silver LEED Certified, the Henry Hood Center for Health Research in Danville uses natural daylight to reduce dependency on electric lighting and a lighting control system to dim the lights when natural daylight is available. Water-conserving plumbing features save nearly 150,000 gallons of water per year versus standard fixtures. The Eco-Roof made of soil and native plants slows water runoff and prevents sunshine and excess heat from penetrating the building.
Geisinger- State College (Gray's Woods)
Geisinger-Gray's Woods in State College is the only gold LEED Certified healthcare facility in Pennsylvania, and only one of seven in the nation. In addition to many of the same features of the Henry Hood Center for Health Research, Geisinger-Gray's Woods includes a high-efficiency heating and cooling system as well as a glazed glass exterior to maximize energy savings and to filter sunlight. The environmentally friendly furniture is made from 95 percent recycled materials. Landscaping around the building uses native plants which require no irrigation and thus reduces the amount of lawn maintenance and avoids fertilizer-containing water run-off. Windows are provided for more than 90 percent of the office space within the building. The wooded ridgeline around the building exceeds the open space code by 25 percent.
Geisinger Wyoming-Valley Critical Care Building
The critical care building at Geisinger-Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre is silver LEED Certified and includes energy saving lighting that allows natural sunlight to light the interior and a high performance variable air volume system. Combined, these two energy efficient systems save nearly $100,000 in energy costs per year. Forty percent of the materials used in the construction of the building were from regional resources and 85 percent of the construction waste was recycled and thus diverted from being dumped in landfills.
Buckhorn Office Building
Mill Street Office Building
GMC Hospital for Advanced Medicine, Danville
Henry Cancer Center, Wilkes-Barre