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Nationwide Children's Hospital Earns LEED Gold

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Research Building III in Columbus, Ohio, received LEED Gold Certification.

Factors contributing to the building III receiving LEED certification include:

• A “neighborhood” approach to lab planning was used that facilitates current, collaborative research paradigms and affords occupants views to daylight and nature in two directions

• Advanced technology that senses air quality, increasing and decreasing ventilation as needed. This technology simultaneously saves energy and improves indoor air quality and alone contributed 7 percent to the overall energy savings

• The facility uses nearly 40 percent less water than a comparable laboratory building

Read more about healthcare on the Healthcare Facilities Today website.

This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net



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