Island Digestive Health Center
No buildings impact the health of their occupants more directly than healthcare facilities and that is why IDHC (Island Digestive Health Center), has been awarded LEED® Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) that is for their state-of-the-art Endoscopy Pavilion. . LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
This facility has been created so that it protected and cared for the environment, community and natural beauty of Long Island’s South Shore. The ocean, beaches, bays and pinelands are Long Island treasures and by seeking LEED Certification IDHC can be recognized as achieving their economic and green goals.
IDHC maximizes energy efficiencies through its use of modern, “green” building materials and concepts. Elements that will qualify the project for LEED Certification include reducing water consumption, the use of recycled and regional materials, fundamental refrigeration management and a paperless environment. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduces greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
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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