The Battle Building at UVA Health System Achieves LEED Gold

The Battle Building at the University of Virginia, which includes the UVA Outpatient Surgery Center and UVA Children’s Hospital Clinics, and Caton Park, has achieved LEED Gold certification from the USGBC. Designed by Odell and Stanley Beaman & Sears, the 200,000-square-foot outpatient building is the second building on the UVA Health System campus to achieve the certification. The $141.5-million facility opened to the public in June 2014. Kjellstrom & Lee served as contractor on the project, with GreenShape leading the LEED documentation.

The Battle Building project brings several pediatric outpatient services under one roof, creating a central hub for interdisciplinary care. It houses a clinical trials suite and Children’s Clinical Research Office to foster the development of new treatments. The building allows specialists in multiple disciplines to work side by side, jointly consulting with patients and families to deliver the best care possible. The building is a 200,000-square-foot, seven-story complex housing treatment areas, outpatient services and research and includes 75 examination rooms.

The Children’s Hospital Outpatient Clinics include 36 specialty clinics, including pediatric infusion, pediatric cardio, pediatric pulmonary and pediatric dentistry, a pediatric diagnostic radiology suite, a complete outpatient rehab and therapy facility, a teen health clinic and a consolidated fetal diagnostic/fetal echo clinic. The UVA Outpatient Surgery Center includes 12 state-of-the-art operating rooms, 36 pre- and post-operating rooms, a stand-alone pediatric pre-and post-recovery area and a stand-alone central sterile facility.

Green initiatives included:

  • Significant achievement in IAQ measures, meeting 80 percent of the credits available in the Indoor Environmental Quality section
  • Diversion of more than 75 percent of construction waste from the landfill
  • Forty percent reduction in potable water use
  • Comprehensive recycling programs, building on robust measures already in place at the university
  • Education and outreach program exploring green initiatives

Photo courtesy of Peter Brentlinger.

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Posted February 25, 2015

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