COLUMBIA, Md., June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN is pleased to announce that Medical Pavilion at Howard County has been certified at the LEED Silver level by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S.
"We are overwhelmingly proud to have achieved this recognition. Since the initiation of the project in 2003, the planning committee goal was to build an environmentally friendly green building," explained Michael E. Silverman, M.D., chair, Department of Internal Medicine at Howard County General Hospital, A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. "It just made perfect sense to us, since the green building concept adds to the health and overall well-being of our staff and patients."
Medical Pavilion at Howard County achieved sustainable solutions in the following areas
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.
"Medical Pavilion at Howard County is an excellent example of the healing environments that can be created with the patient in mind, while maintaining stewardship to sustainability," said Scott Ransom, President of Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN.
About Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN(SM)
Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN(SM) is the nation's premier integrated healthcare facilities company. Our clients count on us as a trusted partner in defining their healthcare delivery strategies and developing innovative facilities solutions to support them. We are widely recognized for creating sustainable, efficient healing environments for our clients and their patients. The Company has been built around understanding and addressing the full range of specialized real estate needs of the healthcare industry. Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN is a service mark of the wholly-owned operating company of Cogdell Spencer Inc. Learn more about Cogdell Spencer ERDMAN and its parent company Cogdell Spencer Inc. (NYSE: CSA) at www.cogdell.com.
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