Providence Newberg’s New Medical Center

Providence Newberg’s New Medical Center
First hospital to earn Gold LEED, Architects: Mahlum Architects
Providence Health System's new medical center in Newberg was the first hospital building in the United States to acquire enough renewable electric power to meet all its needs. Providence has agreed to purchase 183,294 kilowatt hours per month of renewable power from Portland General Electric through PGE's Clean Wind program. By doing this, Providence will offset the need for conventional power generation that would have sent more than three million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere each year. The CO2 emissions avoided will be equivalent to taking 273 cars off the road.

Providence Newberg’s medical center is breaking new ground in many ways. The project is the first hospital in the nation to earn GOLD LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, which is extremely rare for hospitals. Providence Newberg is demonstrating that a medical center can incorporate the most advanced technology and forward-thinking patient care design along with energy-efficient, environmentally sound construction.(source)
  • Providence Newberg is the first Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified hospital in the country. LEED is a certification from the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage and support construction of healthier, more energy efficient buildings.
  • The building location maximizes views and daylight for heating and cooling efficiency.
  • Courtyards increase natural lighting inside the building – every patient room has
    natural light.
  • Specially treated windows improve heating and cooling efficiency.
  • Occupancy sensors control lighting and HVAC, cycling down systems when they are
    not in use.
  • Our ventilation system does not recycle air inside the building. The air you breathe is 100 percent fresh.
  • The healing garden outside Ruth’s Café allows patients, visitors and employees to take advantage of spectacular views of nearby Parrett Mountain.
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