Naval Hospital – Camp Pendelton, USA
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is a new four story medical treatment facility located in California. It was completed in October 2013 and opened to patients in December. It’s a $394 million replacement project, that provides emergency, primary, intensive and specialty care. The hospital was designed and constructed to comply with California’s seismic safety standards and it showcases numerous innovative sustainable features in order to achieve LEED Gold certification (earned during 2014). Walking in, the stylish décor with muted aqua and sienna tones looks like a luxury hotel lobby. Research has shown that the calming design and abundance of natural light, including a palm-filled atrium and fourth-floor Zen garden, is conducive to healing. The design goal was to create a world-class, landmark facility overlooking the Pacific Ocean that would reflect the values of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps while accommodating the latest in evidence- based design best practices in healthcare services. Sustainable design features include green roofs, healing gardens, and an atrium open to the sky. All five Innovation in Design credits of the LEED system were achieved by using more than 20 percent recycled content, reducing water usage, restoring vegetative areas that are more than twice the footprint of the building, and implementing a campus-wide education program that highlights the hospital’s sustainability.
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