Navigation Links
Aurora St. Luke's Healing Garden Earns LEED Certification
Date:7/29/2009

MILWAUKEE, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It is not just a beautiful place for patients to relax, it is an award winning garden. The Vince Lombardi Charitable Funds Healing Garden and the Agnes and Morland Hamilton Healing Conservatory at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold status.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090303/CG78204LOGO-b)

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, and gold status is the second highest level out of four that a building may earn.

The garden earned this status because of its many environmentally friendly features.

During the construction process, 90 percent of the debris from the site was either recycled or redirected. Construction materials used for the project were processed and manufactured locally, which required less travel. The wood-based materials used for the garden came from environmentally responsible forests. And to save on costs and reduce waste, many existing roof pavers were reused.

The garden's landscaping and irrigation systems were designed to reduce water consumption through drip irrigation and drought-tolerant plants. The plants absorb the water before it runs off, reducing natural storm water flow.

The garden was also designed with a green roof system, which not only helps reduce existing runoff and prevents the soil in the planters from eroding, but it also can help eliminate heat absorption.

In the indoor conservatory, special ultraviolet lights within the HVAC system protect against microorganisms. This also keeps components clean to reduce energy and maintenance costs. The conservatory is free of pollutants such as aerosol adhesives, anti-corrosive and anti-rust paints.

This is Aurora Health Care's first LEED certified project. Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Aurora Health Care
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation Files Suit Against Aurora Health Care and HealthEOS
2. Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation, Aurora Health Care and HealthEOS Announce Settlement Agreement
3. HearAtLast Expands Chain to 18 Locations Opening New Clinic in Aurora, Ontario Wal-Mart Store # 5778
4. Aurora St. Lukes Medical Center Installs the Countrys Second-Largest Hyperbaric Chamber
5. Aurora St. Lukes Opens Two Retail Stores to Serve Patients Medical, Convenience Needs
6. Aurora Health Care Top Quality System in Nation in Medicare, Premier Healthcare Alliance Pay-For-Performance Project
7. Aurora St. Lukes Named to U.S. News & World Reports Best Hospital Rankings
8. Aurora Health Care Completes System-Wide Conversion to Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology
9. Aurora Health Care Employee Named YMCA Black Achiever of the Year
10. EntreMed Teams with JSB-Partners to Expedite Partnering of its Aurora Kinase Program
11. Three Aurora Hospitals Named Top Performers in National Thomson Reuters Annual Survey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... The Florida Hospital Tampa Wound Healing ... Society (UHMS), the leading authority in hyperbaric medicine. This accreditation identifies the Institute ... and facilities have earned this distinction. This is the second time the Florida ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... JENNERSVILLE, Pa. (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 ... ... Penn Medicine Southern Chester County, a Property owned by an affiliate of Seavest, ... 72,000 square foot Penn Medicine Southern Chester County ambulatory care center (ACC) was ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... David J. Dykeman ... law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at DeviceTalks West, Dec. 12, 2016, at ... DeviceTalks series, and attorneys from the firm’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that it ... up in 2006 as a non-profit organization to unite pharmaceutical and healthcare companies ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... City, Ga (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 ... ... moving as soon after surgery as possible. With this in mind, SIGVARIS has ... thrombosis (DVT or blood clot) during bed rest and provide the benefits of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... aTyr Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: LIFE ), a biotherapeutics company ... severe, rare diseases, today announced that senior management will participate in ... Conference at the InterContinental Barclay Hotel in New York ... ET. About aTyr Pharma ... aTyr Pharma is engaged in the ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... , Dec. 9, 2016  Forge Therapeutics, Inc. ... (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) to ... for the treatment of bacterial infections including those ... recognized as an attractive antibacterial target for more ... of suitable chemical starting points has hampered its ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... -- The global biosurgery market is expected to grow at ... 2016 to 2021. The market is poised to reach ... in 2016. The market is primarily driven by rising ... and spinal problems, increasing clearance of biosurgery products by ... management. In this report, the biosurgery market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: