A university health center in Oregon has become the largest and most complex building in the US to achieve the USGBC’s LEED Platinum certification. The Oregon Health & Science University Center for Health & Healing is also one of just 50 buildings in the country to be awarded this way.
OHSU Center for Health & Healing: Portland, ORHigh Performing Buildings, February 17, 2014
Oregon Health & Science University Center for Health & Healing is one of only 50 buildings in the country to have been awarded U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® Platinum certification and the largest and most complex building in the country to have achieved it. The Center for Health & Healing is open to the public and provides a neighborhood café, a day spa, and membership access to the extensive wellness center. The atrium functions as a public gathering place — a living room — as the primary civic building in the district. Radiant cooling in the atrium and lobby uses reclaimed water and ground water in the thermo-active concrete slab.