The Sheikh Zayed Institute Achieves LEED-Gold Certification
Monday, June 9, 2014
The Children’s National Medical Center Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation has been awarded a LEED BD+C-Gold certification for its 6th Floor East Construction Project. The LEED BD+C (Building Design and Construction)–Gold certification is the second highest achievement possible that is awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of green buildings and projects. The certification is especially rare with interior projects in the healthcare industry and reflects the revolutionary research and innovation that the institute exemplifies.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a USGBC program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. Environmentally friendly prerequisites must be satisfied and points earned to achieve one of the distinguished levels of certification – Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum.