NBBJ hospital design earns LEED Silver status

An expansion of the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its energy efficiency and the recycling of materials during construction.

The Columbus office of NBBJ designed the 12-story patient tower and an environmentally friendly revamping of the medical campus. The 484,000-square-foot, 178-bed project will be 54 percent more energy-efficient than comparable hospitals, NBBJ said. The project also earned points toward the LEED rating through the prefabrication of some aspects of construction that helped reduce 78 percent of construction waste going to landfills.

NBBJ said the project creates one of the highest-rated LEED hospitals in Ohio.

Columbus Business First