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Green Building

The Henry Hood Center for Health Research building is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified with a Silver rating, based on ratings in six different areas: sustainable site, water efficiency energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation, and design.

center is a green building

Some of the “green” features of the building include:

  • Non-toxic paint and finishes
  • Use of natural daylight that reduces dependency on electric lighting and provides window views for more than 90% of office space
  • Lighting control system that dims the lights when there is natural daylight available and turns off lights in unoccupied areas
  • High efficiency heating and cooling systems
  • Recycled and locally obtained building materials, for example a reinforcing bar of recycled steel
  • Rain and wastewater capture
  • Recycled materials used in construction and recycling of construction debris
  • Electricity provided from renewable sources
  • Storm water runoff control features
  • Eco-roof of soil and native plants to slow runoff and curb the “heat island” effect of sunshine beating down on conventional roofs
  • Environmentally-friendly furniture (95% of the components are recyclable)
  • Building “skin” of glazed glass to maximize energy saving and interior light
  • Fresh air ventilation, an air filtration system and careful selection of building materials to provide high indoor air quality