Baldwin, WI – Western Wisconsin Health announced today that it has been awarded LEED Silver. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
“We are so happy with the design and functionality of our new building. Sustainability is core to our mission. The fact that the facility itself is so sustainable speaks volumes about our commitment to creating a healthier tomorrow for everyone.” – Allison H. Page, Chief Executive Officer
Western Wisconsin Health achieved LEED certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.
Energy Efficiency Measures at Western Wisconsin Health include:
Western Wisconsin Health has achieved the following additional powerful results:
“Achieving LEED certification is more than implementing sustainable practices. It represents a commitment to making the world a better place and influencing others to do better,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. "Given the extraordinary importance of climate protection and the central role of the building industry in that effort, Western Wisconsin Health demonstrates their leadership through their LEED certification of Silver.”