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Katz Women’s Hospital at North Shore Earns LEED Platinum Green Building Certification for Second Time
Date:7/10/2013

MANHASSET, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today that The Katz Women’s Hospital Post Partum Unit – the fourth floor at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) -- earned the prestigious LEED® Platinum certification, the highest rating by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for its sustainable design, green building materials and energy-efficient systems. Last year, NSUH’s Katz Women’s Hospital – on the hospital’s third floor -- was the first hospital project in New York State to be awarded the Platinum LEED® designation.

Using a stringent rating system, the USGBC certifies projects Silver, Gold or Platinum. The Katz Women’s Hospital, which occupies three floors, recently earned Platinum LEED® certification for its fourth floor renovation project.

The 73-bed unit features private single rooms for mothers that take advantage of natural light, a well-baby newborn nursery and work areas.

“The Katz Women’s Hospital was designed to achieve LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies,” said Neil Rosen, director of sustainable development at North Shore-LIJ.

“Hospitals are power-intensive and use heating and cooling year-round to maintain a complex array of patient care services, so there is an incentive to be energy efficient ,” said Mr. Rosen. “Wise energy use translates to significant cost-savings and a lower impact to the environment in terms of emissions and waste.

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