Building the hospital: incorporating “green”
We embrace LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines in many of the building’s design elements.
For example, the rooftop on Floor 4 will incorporate a 22,600-square-foot green roof system of planter trays featuring low plantings such as water-storing sedums that are native to Kentucky.
Green roofs are more responsive to the environment because they reduce storm water runoff (projected by 90 percent), improve energy use and reduce heat gain. This garden can be viewed from floors 5 and above.
Landscape elements that are uniquely Kentucky will welcome patients, visitors and staff to the new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. To discuss supporting the new UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, contact Victoria Myers or Dr. Michael Karpf at 859-323-6306.
- Locally made, precast exterior panels that include insulation
- Mechanical systems with high controllability
- Selection of flooring and paint materials with little or no VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
- Natural, recycled and renewable materials
- Environmentally friendly refrigerants
- High efficient light (LED) that reduces energy costs
- Water-efficient landscaping