Utah Orthopaedics has completed their new green medical office building in Ogden, Utah, US.
The facility, spanning 30,000 square feet, has been designed by GSBS Architects and developed by Big-D Construction. It is the first medical office facility to receive LEED Platinum certification in the Rocky Mountain West. Among its features are a digital x-ray imaging suite, orthopedic device production areas, casting rooms, procedure and exam spaces, and offices.
The building imbibes a host of green features. It has been equipped with high-performance lighting fixtures and a photovoltaic electrical system. Solar power is used to meet the building’s water heating requirements while the building design optimises natural light penetration.
Presence of a variable refrigerant flow system (HVAC equipment), and an effective building envelope adds to the sustainability factor. Use of these eco-friendly measures helps the facility exceed federal energy efficiency specifications by about 30%.