LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors v2009
City of Hope Outpatient Surgery Center
Duarte, CA 91010
LEED Gold 2012
Low-emitting materials were the clear choice for a cancer treatment center, and the project team selected materials free of harmful chemical compounds such as lead, mercury and cadmium wherever possible.
City of Hope's new Outpatient Surgery Center continues a tradition of excellence in sustainable healthcare design. The center includes four operating rooms, four procedure rooms and a pathology laboratory. Creating (26) interchangeable pre-op and recovery bays that maximize staff efficiency of the 19,000 SF space, was one of many outcomes of lean design meetings focused on the 3Ps (Production, Preparation, & Process). Furthermore, each pre-op and recovery space is set-up to allow patient’s individual control and multiple levels of lighting, including manual shading devices where day lighting is available. Not only does this prevent unnecessary electricity use, it gives patients an ability to manage their environment to suit their specific needs, much as they can at home.
Low-emitting materials were the clear choice for a cancer treatment center, and the project team selected materials free of harmful chemical compounds such as lead, mercury and cadmium wherever possible. The high-efficiency filtration, space pressurization, and exhaust systems were also carefully commissioned to ensure a healthy environment for occupants from day one. Daylight and unblocked views of the San Gabriel Mountains provide a positive distraction for loved-ones waiting during procedures. A distinctive wood ceiling, made entirely from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood is carried throughout the space, and contributes to the peaceful and organic atmosphere. A combined total of 74% of the wood in the facility is FSC-certified.