Lean and Green: Illinois Hospital Significantly Invests in Modernization

Advocate Good Shepherd Renovation Designed to LEED Silver Standards

Story Excerpt from Health Facilities Management:

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, Ill., moved patients into its new four-story bed tower, marking a milestone in its $200 million campus-wide renovation and expansion.

The hospital has completed most of its three-year project aimed at reshaping delivery of care, improving patient satisfaction and reducing operational costs.

HOK Architects and Mortenson Construction, Minneapolis, utilized Lean principles and included sustainable elements in the design and construction of the new addition and renovated areas in the hospital.

In an effort to achieve LEED Silver certification, the project includes the installation of two roof gardens, high-efficiency mechanical systems, high-performance windows and glazing, and occupancy sensors for lighting...

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