At Rochester Regional Health, we design our buildings with healing in mind while reducing our environmental footprint.
Spread across over 7 million square feet of space and 250 sites, our environmental choices come to bear significantly on our community. It's a responsibility we don't shy away from at Rochester Regional Health. We're dedicated to exploring new ways to create facilities designed for exceptional patient care, reduced energy consumption and greater sustainability.
We're innovative, even when it comes to complex healthcare buildings designed to be ready for any patient need at any time. We take on the challenges, seeking sustainable solutions that minimize our environmental impact, reduce our operational costs, and improve the healthcare we provide. This way, we're building a greener future.
Rochester Regional Health leads with one Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified structure and four new structures currently awaiting LEED certification.
Our buildings use high solar reflectance and thermal emittance roofs that absorb less heat and more efficiently release absorbed heat. Besides reducing our cooling costs, this helps mitigate the heat island effect surrounding our buildings. As we move forward, cool roofs will be a staple in all our future constructions.
We are Industrializing energy efficiency via equipment upgrades. From retrofitting internal and external lighting with LED technology to reducing the electrical load of our HVAC systems, we are taking every step to minimize our energy footprint. Our resourceful upgrades save energy, reduce costs, and contribute to a greener future.
Our new projects assess the potential of reusing existing structures. The advantage of this approach ranges from environmental to economic benefits. Our practice of reusing saves on material and energy consumption, further contributing to our community's wellness.
We use Building Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) to examine both the long-term environmental and financial impacts of our structures. LCAs help uncover long-term costs associated with different design solutions. By understanding each design's benefits and costs, we make informed decisions about how we construct and maintain our facilities. This tool aids in our commitment to find innovative ways in improving our built environment.
We're working on green building standards for new constructions and existing structures based on LEED for Healthcare, GreenGuide for Health, and other industry practices. We have projects, among them the Riedman Health Center and several facilities in Henrietta and Irondequoit, projected to achieve at least LEED Silver Certification.
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We're always open to new sustainable ideas. Feel free to share your thoughts or ideas with us.