Standards & Compliance Briefing: LEED for Healthcare, ISO 14001, Vapor Intrusion

Group Health Cooperative’s medical office building in Puyallup, Wash., has become the first building in the nation to win LEED for Healthcare certification. The facility achieved Gold and earned several credits new to LEED, including connection to the natural world (providing landscaped areas for patients and visitors), reduced potable water use for cooling medical equipment, use of least-polluting combustion equipment and minimization of persistent bioaccumulative toxins.