Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (October 2, 2009)---The Botsford Hospital Cancer Center has been certified at the LEED Silver level by the U.S. Green Building Council. This is the first USGBC LEED Silver Certified health care facility in southeastern Michigan.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the US Green Building Council, providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all metrics that matter most: sustainable site solutions, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere optimization, materials and finishes, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. LEED is a point-based system where building projects earn LEED points for satisfying green building criteria. Certification is graded at certified, silver, gold and platinum levels.
“We are proud of this recognition and will continue to take steps to protect our environment,” said Paul LaCasse, President and CEO, Botsford Health Care. “Green initiatives are important to our employees and are a fine example of our commitment to being a good neighbor.”
Botsford Comprehensive Cancer Center achieved sustainable solutions in the following areas
§ Site development to maximize open space
§ Stormwater management systems
§ Interior and exterior lighting
§ Water efficient landscaping
§ Water use reduction through low-flow lavatories, kitchen and exam sinks and dual-flush toilets
§ Optimizing energy performance
§ Construction waste management program
§ Use of buildings materials with recycled content
§ Building materials sourced from within a 500 mile radius of project location
§ Use of wood from suppliers who have received Forest Stewardship Certification
§ All indoor adhesive and sealant products comply with VOC criteria
§ Indoor paint and coating products comply with GreenSeal and other standards
§ Carpeting made from low-emitting materials
§ No urea-formaldehyde used in indoor composite wood and agrifiber materials
§ Green Housekeeping program reducing the use of toxic chemicals
§ Innovative design incorporating an onsite healing garden
A highlight of the project is the healing garden designed to bring beauty and serenity to the cancer center. Healing gardens are a vital aspect of the care environment. The garden is accessible through the campus and the facility, providing a place of respite for users and a sanctuary for patients and their families. A LEED innovation credit was achieved for this amenity.
The $18 million cancer center was designed and built by Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN, a full service healthcare real estate facilities company, working with Botsford’s staff and physicians. The 30,000 square foot facility houses the Botsford Radiation Oncology Department and includes space for two medical oncology practices.
Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.
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