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August 29, 2013
Can existing hospital apply for LEED EB Certification?
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August 31, 2013 - 9:40 pm
Sourabh. Any 'existing' building can register and go through the LEED existing building program...however...different buildings will perform better or worse than a 'standard' building depending on their configuration. A hospital may have trouble gaining the Energy Star prerequisite (or whatever method that is used to create that score depending in which country the building is). Costs of credits and prerequisites will be markable higher for some...IEQ p1 is a typical example. Good luck Sourabh.
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September 3, 2013 - 8:37 am
I agree with Barry. Another thought is that existing hospitals are often several buildings crammed together. You will have to decide whether the entire existing facility is one building or several. Decide very carefully due to the energy pieces that Barry mentions above. You will need a very considered approach and access to a lot of people at the organization who typically don't talk to each other.
Also, I had done some research on the use of EB+OM in healthcare and have found one EB+OM hospital in the US. There are less than 15 acute care facilities registered in EB+OM in the US (according to the spreadsheet downloaded and my assumptions / google fu that they were acute care).
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