Archive | March 19, 2009

LMC Employees Receive LEED Accreditation

by Sarah McClanahan

Kevin Stanley, director of Engineering, and Todd Overcash, assistant director of Engineering, have both received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Professional Accreditation from the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) are building industry professionals who demonstrate a thorough understanding of green building and the LEED Green Building Rating System™. According to Kevin and Todd, they can use their knowledge of LEED standards and practices to further Lexington Medical Center’s environmental goals of sustainability, conservation, and efficiency while contributing to overall employee health and productivity. Kevin and Todd spent one year attending workshops and studying LEED standards and supporting standards. Then, they had to pass the LEED Professional Accreditation Exam. Because Kevin and Todd better understand the standards and practices, they can explore new technologies and environmental solutions that not only save energy, but also create a better place to work for Lexington Medical Center employees. Since the LEED AP program launched in 2001, more than 75,000 people have earned the credential including 611 in S.C.

This important accreditation adds to Lexington Medical Center’s impact on green building. Lexington Medical Park 2, a medical office building on our hospital campus, was the first LEED-certified medical office building in South Carolina. In addition, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control named Lexington Medical Center its “Outstanding Air Quality Business of the Year” in 2008.