Stamford Health recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Healthcare Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its 650,000-square-foot Stamford Hospital on the Bennett Medical Center campus in Stamford, Conn.

The facility is first in the state to be recognized for LEED healthcare.

The following LEED elements were achieved:
• About 85 percent of construction debris was recycled.
• Green spaces were maximized, including gardens, courtyards, and paths to promote healing and provide patient and family respite.
• A green roofing system was implemented.
• Sustainably sourced materials and products were used from the region.
• Low-emitting materials, such as environmentally friendly carpets and no noxious flooring material, were selected.

The Facilities Management team worked together with Skanska (architect, engineer, and construction manager).