Capital Healing Garden

UM Capital Region Health has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Silver certification for its UM Capital Region Medical Center, a nearly 600,000 square feet facility built from the ground up with 11 levels and two rooftop helipads.

The project was completed in 2021 and the LEED certification represents an internationally recognized measurements of a building’s adherence to sustainable, or “green,” principles.

Highlights

  • LED lighting throughout building and site
  • Motion activated light switches
  • Uses Low-E glass for a thermally efficient building skin
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Green Roof: The patient healing garden reduces storm water run-off
  • Cisterns: Underground cisterns collect rainwater runoff for re-use in the cooling towers
  • Economizers on the Air Handling Units to maximize efficiency
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant produces electricity on site and uses the heat from the engine to heat the hospital. The CHP will prevent 10,000 tons of Carbon Dioxide from being released every year.
  • That is the equivalent of 1,800 cars being taken off the road, EVERY YEAR.

From water and energy efficiency to indoor air quality, the Medical Center is a sustainable building that represents UM Capital’s commitment to safeguard the environment.