Green Buildings at UVM Medical Center
The University of Vermont Medical Center takes a green approach to facilities planning, design, and construction. We believe sustainable building practices positively benefit our environment and, most importantly, our patients.
Green Design Principles
The UVM Medical Center is committed to following rigid national guidelines for environmentally friendly construction.The Master Facilities plan calls for meeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for new buildings and major renovations.
This requires us to focus on five key areas of human and environmental health:
- Sustainable site development
- Water savings
- Energy efficiency
- Materials selection
- Indoor environmental quality
The UVM Medical Center has achieved LEED recognition for a number of projects. This includes LEED Gold Certification for the following facilities:
- Radiation Oncology
- Clinical Research Center
- Mother Baby Unit
- Garden Atrium
We also aim to earn a LEED Silver certification for the Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building, our new inpatient facility set for completion in 2019.
The UVM Medical Center offers green spaces for patients, staff, and visitors to enjoy. Our rooftop garden features a picnicking space, a grassy area, and raised beds for growing food.
We also have a Healing Garden, which is visible to various inpatient units and infusion bays. Space includes trees, benches, and a walkway. We also grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables in this garden.