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EBS Project News – San Francisco Surgical Arts Receives LEED Platinum

EBS Project News

EBS is proud to announce that its client, San Francisco Surgical Arts, received LEED Platinum certification under the LEED Commercial Interiors™ (CI) v2009 rating system. With EBS’ sustainable commissioning/engineering services, as well as strategic consulting on energy, waste & water efficiency, sustainable building materials and construction practices, SFSA became the first privately-held medical/surgical facility to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest level of green building certification.

SFSA’s goal is to be a leader in cutting edge medical technology and procedures, as well as sustainability in the healthcare sector. The facility is already seeing exponential savings on energy and water bills as compared to its other facilities that are not LEED certified. In addition to slashing utility bills and improving indoor environmental quality, the doctors are proud of the unique and modern spa-like feel of the new facility.

In conjunction with EBS’ sustainability engineering and LEED consulting, the Platinum achievement was made possible by the expert medical design of The Kohan Group, as well as the creative material use and sustainable medical building tactics of All Phase Builders.

Notable features of the project include:

Energy/Waste/Water efficiency:

  • 37% reduced lighting power through LED lighting, occupancy sensors and lighting controls
  • 90% ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances such as LED monitors and solar-powered keyboards
  • 100% paperless records and administration
  • 40% reduction in water usage through pressure assist toilets and automatic faucets

Sustainable Materials/Indoor Environmental Quality:

  • Post-consumer recycled content in steel framing, wall coverings, countertops and floor tiles
  • Recycling and salvaging of >75% of the construction waste
  • Furniture containing 97% recycled content
  • “Green Cleaning Procedure” to minimize building occupant exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Oil-free medical suction system featuring integrated amalgam-separator to prevent mercury waste into the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean
  • A combination 2D / 3D medical CT imaging machine with one of the lowest radiation profiles on the market

For more project details, please see the full press release here.

If you have any questions about EBS’ sustainability services and other project successes, please get in touch with us!

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