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

o highlights the ongoing commitment of our senior leadership to continue to raise the bar on our sustainability efforts,” Mr. Rosen added.

Other sustainable features of The Katz Women’s Hospital at North Shore include:

  •     testing indoor air quality to validate compliance with the most stringent standards;
  •     100 percent of all appliances and computer equipment installed are Energy Star rated;
  •     a comprehensive green cleaning program to maintain the facility;
  •     solar shading devices that allow daylight in, allowing the space to be heated by the sun in    the winter and keeping rooms cooler in the summer months by blocking the sun’s rays;
  •     all paints and coating used contain either low or zero volatile organic compounds;
  •     a special heating, ventilating and air conditioning system that allows all maintenance to be done outside patient rooms;
  •     and, more than 75 percent of waste generated during construction was recycled.

Under the LEED® rating system worldwide, less than six percent of projects are platinum certified, and only 46 projects of any type of building in New York State have achieved this rating. North Shore-LIJ has the following LEED® certified projects: two platinum, two gold and seven silver.

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