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Western Wisconsin Health Awarded Prestigious LEED Silver Building Certification

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:

  • Geothermal Heating & Cooling
  • Chilled Beams
  • Air to air heat recovery
  • LED lighting throughout building
  • Enhanced lighting controls
  • High performance glazing and windows
  • Increased roof insulation
  • MEP System Commissioning
  • Building Envelope Testing Program

Western Wisconsin Health has achieved the following additional powerful results:

  • 36% more energy efficient than a building designed to comply with the energy code
  • Annual energy cost savings: $96,800
  • 42% increase in fitness center members after opening

“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.”