AAMC was the first hospital in Maryland to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s Gold Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) status for its patient tower, a premier mark of achievement in green building. The tower was built using mostly recycled scrap steel and features a highly efficient HVAC system, LED lighting fixtures and low flow fixtures that reduced water usage by 33 percent. Additionally, during the building of the tower, AAMC diverted 1,185 tons of the 1,280 tons of waste generated for a recycling rate of roughly 92 percent. The hospital also participates in all six Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) Challenges.
Becker’s Hospital Review list features hospitals whose sustainability policies and practices (and in some cases, very construction) have demonstrated a commitment to environmental responsibility. The list was compiled from research and analyzing sustainability information from sources such as Practice Greenhealth, Healthier Hospitals Initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, and the Environmental Protection Agency, among others.
Learn more about AAMC’s sustainability efforts here.