Brigham and Women’s Hospital Opens Doors at New Facility

Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Building for Transformative Medicine located in Boston opened its doors to patients Oct. 3. The building is designed to serve patients suffering from chronic neurologic, orthopedic, and rheumatologic conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

American Medical Association Warns of Lighting Risks

By Mike Giorgi
Major cities are now responding to an announcement made in June by the American Medical Association (AMA) that states high-intensity LED streetlights, often surrounding hospital and commercial buildings, emit unseen blue light that can disturb sleep rhythms and possibly increase the risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Integrates Community into Green Design

On Aug. 24, the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center broke ground on a $26.3 million construction expansion.

Lankenau Medical Center Earns LEED Silver

The Lankenau Medical Center is celebrating the recent achievement of LEED Silver certification for the sustainable design and construction of the center’s Master Facility Project.

California Clinic Channels Historical Mission Architecture

Facey Medical Group held a grand opening for its new Facey Medical Group Clinic in Mission Hills in early October and is applying for LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The three-story, 125,000-square-foot inpatient facility was constructed by ERDMAN, under a $32 million design/build contract, marking the third collaboration between Facey and the design/build company.

Oregon Kaiser Permanente Facility to Go Solar

As part of its effort to secure LEED Gold certification, Kaiser Permanente will install high performance solar panels at its Westside Medical Center branch, currently under construction.

Kaiser to Cut Emissions with “Bloom Boxes”

Kaiser Permanente plans to install “Bloom Boxes” in seven of its California facilities this year.