Kaiser Permanente tops LEED health care facility rankings, demonstrating our longtime dedication to improving community health and protecting the environment.
Efficient water use, solar energy, and ample access to public transportation — these are just some of the many considerations that go into the planning and construction of a sustainable building. And these energy-efficient practices are very much top of mind at Kaiser Permanente as we work to improve the physical and environmental health of the communities we serve.
We strive for our new major construction projects that house our health care and business operations to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and we’re meeting that goal. In November, the council identified us as the top health care organization in the world for our number of LEED-certified buildings — we have a total of 65. We’re also number one in the U.S. in terms of LEED-certified health care square footage, with 6.9 million square feet.
“This is wonderful recognition of our teams’ dedication to creating state-of-the-art, sustainable facilities while prioritizing our members’ health and well-being,” said Don Orndoff, Kaiser Permanente senior vice president of National Facilities Services.
Of our 65 LEED-certified buildings, 10 have achieved the highest possible LEED Platinum level. Read more about some of our most distinguished facilities.
“Through its use of LEED, Kaiser Permanente continues to demonstrate its commitment to green buildings and sustainability, putting the health and wellness of its employees and communities at the forefront of its efforts,” said Peter Templeton, president and CEO of U.S. Green Building Council. “Kaiser Permanente’s LEED certified projects are great examples of how to apply different green building strategies to create productive and healthy environments.”
As the first carbon neutral health care organization in the U.S., Kaiser Permanente has prioritized sustainability for decades. We know one way to improve the health of the more than 68 million people who live in the communities we serve is by improving their environmental conditions. Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s environmental stewardship.