Our team recognizes the importance of sustainable design and the global need to be green. Goals in our design process consist of seeking LEED certification, employing green building code concepts, and selecting systems and materials consistent with sustainable design criteria.
In addition to sustainable design issues, we devote high priority to evidence based design criteria, which are not only environmentally sensitive, but also promote higher care standards, improved safety, lower error rates, and reduced nosocomial infections. These measures result in increased patient and caregiver satisfaction, enhanced outcomes, and significant operational savings.
As active members of the U.S. Green Building Council, our team is passionate about using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. We are currently working to obtain a minimum of LEED Silver Certification on the new Alta Bates Medical Center Patient Care Pavilion. There is also a possibility of acquiring a Gold Certification for this facility. This will be one of the first medical centers in the state of California to achieve LEED Certification.