Unlike many traditional health care facilities, the Botsford Cancer Center is not imposing or intimidating. It is warm and welcoming to the patient. It is also welcoming to the environment. In fact, the cancer center is now certified at the LEED Silver level by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). With this recognition, the cancer center is the first USGBC LEED Silver certified health care facility in southeastern Michigan.
“We are proud of this recognition and will continue to take steps to protect our environment,” says Paul LaCasse, D.O., 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.” Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system that provides third-party assurance that a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across a range of environmental factors, including:
Some initiatives that earned Silver certification for the cancer center were:
GO GREEN - See why the cancer center meets the highest environmental and health standards. Watch online at: www.botsford.org/cancer_center/environmental.html.