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Good Samaritan Goes Green

The First Green Hospital in Washington

The MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital Dally Tower is the first green hospital in Washington, constructed with the environment in mind and helping to create and maintain a healthy community.

Some of the environmentally friendly features of the tower include:

  • Locally sourced construction materials, from concrete to cabinetry
  • Low VOC-emitting materials, such as paint and carpets, to prevent pollution
  • Green roofs with native plants to absorb the sun’s energy and not reflect it
  • Rain gardens and storm water run off collection
  • Outdoor places of respite and connection to the natural world such as gardens, a meditative labyrinth, benches, tables and walking paths
  • Sun shades on south exposure windows to cut down on the amount of air conditioning needed
  • High-efficiency air conditioners to reduce energy usage

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital’s new Patient Care Tower is seeking Silver level LEED certification once construction is completed.