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Sustainable Design

The GreenZone Urgent Care Clinic

The building module shown here, which will be on display at Greenbuild 2011, is a part of a larger Urgent Care Clinic design that could be considered prototypical of a medical facility, easily
satisfying the demands of rising outpatient care in any community.

A LEED Scorecard has been created that captures the intent of the project to reach the LEED Gold certification level. The methods and materials that have been applied to the design and construction of this display are representative of what is possible and are intended to reflect the quality, sustainability and flexibility of off-site construction.

Building Design Brief

The overall building design, created using REVIT within the BIM platform, brings together a blend of architectural form and clinical function, and integrates a vast number of design principles, practices and products that would make the building worthy of a
LEED Gold application.

Materials were carefully chosen for their sustainable attributes, and many of them will be uniquely showcased for attendees to see within the building piece that will be located in the GreenZone at the Greenbuild show.

Beginning with structural steel framing and steel stud infill, the building offers a high recycled content. A TPO white roof is applied, complying with the Heat Island Effect Roof credit. The exterior is a combination of a beautiful architectural panel made from natural zinc and accented with stone veneers. The pre-poured concrete floor in the structural steel frame is further formulated with an additive to improve its thermal properties and make it lighter weight.

The building also features high-performance windows, superior thermal protection with air, wind and weather barriers, energy-efficient lighting and controls, sheet flooring with "Floor
Score" rating, an interior gypsum board that uses new technologies to actively remove VOCs from indoor air and many
more sustainable design elements.