The Miller Inpatient Building at University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington, Vt.). has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The 162,000-square-foot inpatient bed tower, designed by E4H Environments for Health Architecture (Williston, Vt.), uses 40 percent less energy than a comparable hospital facility.
Among the strategies implemented to attain LEED Gold certification is exterior glazing that uses electrochromic glass, which adjusts its tint to reduce solar gains and improve thermal comfort. Additionally 16 percent of the architectural and site materials came from a 500-mile radius of the building site.
Sustainability consulting firm Thornton Tomasetti (New York) also served on the project team.