UH Rainbow Center Earns Top Designation as Green Facility
University Hospitals is the first health care system in the state of Ohio to achieve a U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Level certification for the new University Hospitals Rainbow Center for Women & Children. This designation recognizes buildings for environmentally friendly design, construction and operation.
UH Rainbow Center’s sustainable design and construction practices are key components of our commitment to the community’s well-being. We are investing in a vibrant and sustainable urban Midtown neighborhood, conserving natural resources, preventing air and water pollution, avoiding chemical exposures and ensuring healthy indoor air quality for patients and staff, and supporting local businesses.
The most important green features of UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children include:
- Sustainable urban site accessible by multiple transit modes
- Energy efficiency
- Excellent indoor air quality
- Onsite solar panels
- Storm water management
LEED is a third-party green building certification program and the globally recognized standard for high-performance green buildings and neighborhoods. LEED certification means healthier, more productive places, reduced stress on the environment, and savings from increased building value and decreased utility costs.