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Surrey Memorial Hospital achieves LEED Gold certification

The final phase of the state-of-the-art healthcare facility opened in June 2014, featuring the latest in environmental sustainability and evidence-based healthcare design.

SM-576The design of the new facility incorporates significant sustainable design features to deliver energy efficiency while providing a healthy and comfortable environment for patients, staff and visitors. The architects for the project were CEI Architecture and Parkin Architects in joint venture.

“Sustainable design goes hand-in-hand with healthcare design,” says Bill Locking, senior partner with CEI Architecture and partner in charge on the project. “Elements such as indoor air quality, natural daylighting, and using wood and other natural materials help keep the environmental footprint low while having a positive impact on patient health outcomes.”

The new facility, an eight-storey addition to the existing Surrey Memorial Hospital campus, opened recently in two phases. Phase one, a new Emergency Department and Pediatric Emergency, opened in October 2013, and phase two, the remaining floors of the Critical Care Tower, opened in June 2014.

“This LEED Gold certification reflects the considerable energy efficiency and sustainable features that went into the building,” Locking adds. “At CEI Architecture we believe strongly in the importance of sustainable design to contribute to healthy communities.”

CEI and Parkin worked with an integrated design and construction team led by EllisDon, with MMM Group and Bush, Bohlman & Partners as engineers.

View the project page here.