Sustainable Health Care
Healthy environments foster healthy people. Our green efforts significantly improve the resource and energy effectiveness of the replacement hospital at the Mission Bernal Campus, and are an integral part of our construction and operational philosophy. HerreroBOLDT’s lean construction practices and project design are the first steps in making the eventual operation and management of CPMC 2020 sustainable and efficient.
The replacement hospital at the Mission Bernal Campus is seeking LEED certification. LEED-certified buildings are designed to reduce waste, conserve energy, materials, and water, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. We are continuing CPMC 2020’s commitment to green and healthy construction at this site as well.
Providing great health care is easier in healthy buildings. The replacement hospital will use composite woods free of formaldehyde, and during construction, ductwork will be capped to maintain a healthy environment. Once complete, low-mercury lamps will light up the hospital, providing cleaner, greener, and safer patient care.
Storm Water Management
The replacement hospital at the Mission Bernal Campus’s urban oasis of shade trees, plants, and sheltered areas will play a key role in the storm water management system. We will conserve 50,000 gallons of rain water atop the hospital’s roof to be filtered and used at the cooling tower to dissipate the building’s heat. We will also divert 348,000 gallons of water annually from the City’s sewer system.
Energy and Water Efficiency
The replacement hospital at the Mission Bernal campus will go above regulatory guidelines to preserve energy and water resources.; Thirty percent more outdoor air will be supplied to the hospital than required by code, and our operating rooms will feature LED bulbs that produce more light while reducing heat levels. Lavatories will be equipped with sensor technology and low-flow fixtures to further conserve energy and water.