Baltimore Medical System opens nation's first LEED Platinum health center
June 24, 2010
BALTIMORE — Baltimore Medical System (BMS) has opened the nation''s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certified, federally qualified health center, according to a press release.
The Highlandtown Healthy Living Center meets the U.S. Green Building Council''s LEED qualifications for a Platinum rating, the highest level of certification, the release stated.
"We are using the environmentally-friendly and LEED-required elements of the Healthy Living Center to educate our patients about how they can improve their health through their physical space," said BMS President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jay Wolvovsky.
The Center''s staff is trained to explain features to patients as they wait for appointments and are escorted to one of the Center''s 51 examination rooms, the release noted.
Patients are invited to explore the health benefits of being outdoors by visiting the Center''s terrace garden off the waiting room and the street-level rain garden, which captures and filters rain water, the release added.
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