Together We Can Complete the Dream
THE CAMPAIGN TO BUILD A NEW COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN VENTURA

A NEW COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL : ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE

Green is the Right Thing to Do

BUILDING GREEN

Community Memorial Health System's strong commitment to patients, families, staff and the community motivates us to incorporate into the new Community Memorial Hospital an environment that conserves energy, reduces water consumption, uses renewable resources, recycles waste and reduces storm water run-off.

We are using best practice guidelines provided by the LEED for Healthcare Guidelines‚ the recognized standard for promoting sustainable design recommendations. This Guide integrates environmental and health principles and practices into the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of healthcare facilities‚ while operating economically and efficiently.

The design team for Community Memorial Hospital continually investigates innovative strategies for green design, construction and operations. Selected current examples include:

GREEN DESIGN

  • Built on previously developed land
  • Improved, denser use of land
  • 75% or more of roof reflective
  • Separate water metering
  • Energy efficient building motors
  • Views into interior and outdoor places of respite
  • Above ground fuel tank, minimizing potential leakage
  • Double and triple-glazed windows
  • Optimized energy performance
  • 5% preferred parking for fuel efficient vehicles; 5% for carpools
  • Location near bus stops: 1/4 mile from 2 bus lines
  • Exceeding Ventura County's standards to manage storm water run-off,
    the project banks storm water run-off management credits that may be
    used for future development in the area

GREEN CONSTRUCTION

  • Recycle construction waste‚ diverted from landfills
  • Flooring, furniture and finishes constructed with refurbished or recycled materials
  • Use of locally sourced materials

GREEN OPERATIONS

  • Program enacted to remove hazardous materials
  • Thermal and lighting control within patient rooms
  • Supplies with limited packaging materials; recycle bins prominent