OH2 Medical Spa Achieves the First U.S. LEED(R) Certification for a Medical Commercial Interior

Saturday, September 19, 2009 General News
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ATLANTA, July 14 Placing it in a category all its own, OH2 Vein Treatment and Medical Spa has earned the country's first LEED certification for a medical commercial interior of its kind, making it one of the nation's healthiest and most energy efficient medical spa and venous treatment facilities.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the nation's leading evaluator of environmentally sustainable buildings, announced that OH2 Medical Spa achieved "LEED Certified" in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

"We are thrilled to have achieved certification with our first medical spa, and meet the very rigorous specifications of the USGBC's building and operational standards," says Dr. Randy Rudderman, co-founder of OH2. "Our commitment to the environment and the ultimate health of our patients remains our priority, as we believe eco-friendly buildings are essential environments for healing."

Materials used in the construction of OH2 Medical Spa, from lumber to paint to shelving, came from environmentally-friendly and renewable resources. Specific green features at OH2 include:

OH2 was founded to treat skin, venous, and age-related problems and issues. For more information, go to www.oh2medicalspa.com, or call 678-367-0737.

-- Uses low VOC paints and finishes for pure indoor air quality -- All eligible appliances in the space, from computers to flatscreen televisions, carry the Energy Star label, meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy -- All water fixtures are low flow conservation models -- All wood products are natural and produced without urea and formaldehyde components -- All paints, sealers, adhesives and stains used are LEED-approved for minimal VOC components -- All steel in wall structures use a minimum of 30% recycled material -- During construction, 100% of all dry wall and steel debris was recycled to minimize landfill use -- Wood structures, mill work and cabinetry are made of LEED-approved woods and particle board -- Light sensors monitor natural light optimizing energy conservation by reducing use of electric lighting -- All dry wall is made of 99% recycled material -- All ceiling tiles are made of 80% recycled material -- Air is filtered by superior Merv 13 air filters, matching cleanliness efficiency in many hospital operating rooms and industrial clean rooms -- All patient rooms are insulated for sound and climate control with materials that are a minimum of 35% recycled materials -- All exterior rooms are fitted with light sensors to allow for efficient energy use -- Office layout maximizes use of natural light in 90% of patient areas -- All patient areas have air quality control, including carbon dioxide monitoring -- Daily electrical light use is 35% below industry standard -- Office recycles all paper and plastic waste, glass, and aluminum -- All patient rooms are constructed to eliminate air cross contamination -- 50% of all energy usage is subsidized with wind and solar energy

SOURCE OH2 Medical Spa

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