New St. Luke’s Building Awarded LEED Certification
The newest building on the west campus of St. Luke’s Hospital, the Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Desloge, Jr. Outpatient Center, Building B, has received LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program focused on new projects, and certification is based on a points system. Achieving LEED certification resulted in a 13% savings in energy usage for St. Luke’s.
The building is certified under LEED 2009 Core and Shell. A few highlighted design aspects in achieving LEED include:
- The core and shell went through enhanced commissioning to ensure all energy-related systems were installed and calibrated and would perform as intended.
- Over 96% of construction waste was diverted from landfill.
- Recycled materials make up over 21% in the total building materials.
- The building was designed with low flow plumbing fixtures that reduce water use by over 38% compared to the baseline requirement. Irrigation water usage is also reduced by over 55%.
- Over 95% of wood products used on the project are certified in accordance with the principles and criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council.
- The site provides preferred parking for low emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles for both patients and staff.
- Low emitting materials are used, and multiple air monitoring, ventilation, thermal comfort, and pollutant control measures are implemented inside the envelope of the building to ensure a healthy indoor environment.
The five-story, 106-000-square-foot building houses expanded physical therapy, neurology, wound care and hyperbaric medicine services, a nutrition wellness and diabetes center, an anticoagulation clinic and physician offices. It allows for future growth and balances the connection from the existing Building A to the new Building B.
The project team included BSA LifeStructures, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., KPFF, Stock and Associates Consulting Engineers, TKH Group, Heideman and Loomis.
St. Luke’s Hospital is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for its patients and the community. In its 150-year history, St. Luke’s has grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care. For more information, visit stlukes-stl.com/newsroom.
Since 1975, BSA LifeStructures, a nationally recognized architecture and engineering firm, has dedicated itself to creating facilities that support and enhance the practices of healing, learning and discovery as well as the people dedicated to them – what the firm describes as LifeStructures. BSA has created facilities for some of the nation’s top healthcare, higher education and research institutions. Learn more at www.bsalifestructures.com.