Kaiser Westside MedicalHillsboro, Oregon

Market Sector:

Healthcare

Services Provided:

Consulting, LEED Certification, LEED-NC 2009

Kaiser Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro, Oregon, is helping forge a new design standard in sustainable healthcare facilities. The facility is scheduled to open in 2012 with 126 beds in a 280,000 square foot facility, then an expansion will add 174 beds inside a 728,000 square foot facility. The $220M project was designed with LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) guidelines in mind before the Rating System was complete. Due to the timing of the project construction, the medical center is pursuing LEED for new Construction (LEED-NC) certification. GBS is the LEED consultant and is managing all aspects of the LEED effort. The main hospital building will be in the middle portion of the southern half of the project site, with the first patient tower to the west along 194th Terrace. The first parking structure will also be along that street, north of the patient tower. On the southeast corner of the site is the location of the central utility plant. When all phases are completed, the campus departments will include surgery, intensive care, emergency, labor and delivery, neurology, orthopedics, cardiology, and allergy. The campus will also include a public health resources center and a pharmacy. The parking structure includes four electric car charging stations, 12,000 SF of Photovoltaic panels and a rain water collection system to irrigate the landscaping.