Winchester Hospital Cancer Center Achieves LEED Gold
The Winchester Hospital Center for Cancer Center was awarded LEED Gold certification for achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized mark of excellence, providing building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
“The Center for Cancer Care will not only provide clinical and supportive care services to the community,” said Robby Robertson, vice president of facilities and real estate “but it will do so in a way that’s both comforting and inviting in an energy efficient environment.”
The Center for Cancer Care boasts natural lighting, warm tones and inviting places for patients, family members and friends. The center also offers a fireplace, skylights, artwork, comfortable chairs, a café and Wi-Fi.
A.J. Martini, Inc., the Winchester-based construction management firm for the project, coordinated the installation, verification and documentation of all green building requirements for LEED gold certification. They also executed all construction activity in compliance with LEED Gold standards including the recycling of construction and demolition debris.
“Achieving LEED Gold was truly an accomplishment for all team members,” explained Peter Martini, project executive from A.J. Martini, Inc. “From Winchester Hospital’s leadership and commitment, to architect Steffian Bradley’s incorporation of LEED design elements, to the implementation of on-site sustainable construction practices, the team collectively delivered a project that will provide health care to the community in an inviting, healthful and energy efficient environment for years to come.”
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About Winchester Hospital
Winchester Hospital is the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet® recognition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest honor for nursing excellence. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, urology, gynecologic urology, rehabilitation, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org.