Building a Healthier Environment
Metro Health Hospital is the first full-service hospital in Michigan, and one of only a handful in the nation, to achieve LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Even more impressive – every building in Metro Health Village is LEED-certified.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally-accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:
- Sustainable Site Development
- Water Savings
- Energy Efficiency
- Materials Selection
- Indoor Environmental Quality
Our Environmentally-friendly Features
As the cornerstone of our health care system, Metro Health Hospital utilizes a number of green building strategies.
- Our 48,500-square-foot green roof minimizes storm water runoff, improves air quality and insulation, reduces peak temperatures and provides aesthetically-pleasing scenery.
- Rain gardens filter pollutants from storm water runoff.
- Eco-friendly fixtures, including waterless urinals and low-flow faucets, conserve water.
- Recycled building materials and wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council is used in all construction at Metro Health Village and newly-built physician offices throughout west Michigan.
- Motion-sensitive lights conserve energy.
- Eco-friendly paints and interior furnishings improve indoor air quality.
Metro Health commits to building a healthier environment and has committed to this mission by implementing many key green initiatives.