Huntington Hospital Emergency Department
The design of Huntington Hospital’s new Emergency Department uses a holistic approach to sustainability. The design focuses on extensive water use reduction, solar orientation, strong energy performance, enhanced commissioning, low-emitting materials and extensive construction waste management. Collectively, these measures helped the project earn a LEED Gold certification.
Huntington Hospital expanded its ED to support the community’s growing need for services. The resulting space doubles its predecessor in size and significantly increases capacity while improving efficiency and patient outcomes. The ED utilizes a split-flow, “Super-Track” model - a system that filters patients between acute and lower-acuity care areas - in order to more effectively manage patient wait times and reduce length of stay. The expanded space purposely connects with the existing hospital on the first-floor level, close to the radiology department and lab services, and with many other key program adjacencies that can facilitate future expansion.
The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified greenbuilding criteria. The six major environmental categories of review include: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental. Quality and Innovation and Design. Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of LEED green building certification are awarded based on the total number of points earned within each LEED category.
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