Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority recently celebrated the certification of three consecutive LEED Silver certifications – all on the campus of the Choctaw Nation Regional Medical Clinic in Durant, Oklahoma. The project team included Robins & Morton, James Childers Architect, Inc. and Casey A. Architect, Inc.
The campus’ primary building – a 146,093-square-foot clinic – functions essentially as a hospital, simply without the capacity for overnight accommodations. It houses departments such as outpatient surgery, dental, audiology, ophthalmology and behavioral health. Boasting a complex geothermal heating and cooling system consisting of nearly 300 wells – some 500 feet deep – energy efficiency is woven into the design of the building. The lobby also features electrochromic glass with sensors that automatically tint the windows depending upon the amount of natural light entering the building, assisting with energy consumption and expenditures.
A 16,108-square-foot health service administration building and an 11,750-square-foot facilities maintenance building, joined to the primary clinic by sidewalks, also received recognition as a result of sustainable construction material, practices and energy-efficiency measures put into place.