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Water Conservation and Re-use
Â· A stormwater catchment system filters runoff returning it to the wetlands.
Â· During construction a one million gallon storm water detention pond and filtration system helped to control erosion, slowly dispersing filtered storm water back into the greenbelt.
Â· The healing garden includes a water feature using recycled water.
Energy and Atmosphere
Â· Interior and exterior material palettes celebrate nature. Stone and wood, reflecting the region, integrate the building into the landscape and create a soothing atmosphere.
Â· Extensive use of natural light minimizes overhead lighting and reduces electrical loads.
Â· Automatic shut-down of garden and nonessential lighting during non-peak hours helps reduce electrical loads.
Â· Where possible (e.g. dining area, patient rooms) daylighting controls allow energy needs to be managed by users.
Â· Downward focused exterior and signage lighting reduces light pollution.
Â· An innovative HVAC heat recovery system recycles steam and helps meet part of the hospitalâ€™s heating needs.
Materials and Resources
Â· Low-VOC paints, adhesives, sealants, and carpets reduce harmful fumes.
Â· Rubber flooring (in lieu of vinyl) reduces the need for damaging cleaning chemicals while maintaining strict hospital infection control standards.
Â· During construction separate containers were provided for concrete, metal, wood, and gypsum.
Promoting Alternative Transportation
Â· Nature trails throughout the wooded hospital campus adjoin with an existing public pedestrian path and nearby park-and-ride.
Â· Bike parking spaces are provided for visitors and staff.
Â· Two locally-served transit stops are integrated into the new hospital; one at the hospital and one at the medical office building.
Owner: Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, Washington
Architect: ZGF Architects LLP, Seattle, Washington
General Contractor: Sellen Construction, Seattle, Washington
Developer: The Hammes Company, Seattle, Washington
Structural Engineer: PCS Structural Solutions, Tacoma, Washington
Mechanical Engineer: CDi Engineers, Lynnwood, Washington
Electrical Engineer: Coffman Engineers, Seattle, Washington
Civil Engineer: DOWL Engineers, Redmond, Washington
Landscape Architect: SiteWorkshop, Seattle, Washington
Owner, Medical Office Building: Frauenshuh Healthcare Real Estate Solutions, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Total Area: 250,000 SF
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