Aurora's Commitment to Going Green
When we announced our new medical center would be built in Grafton, we listened and heard your opinions and concerns about the environment. This community was formed by residents, like you, who hold the environment close to your heart. You reside here to enjoy the many fields, trees, rivers and ponds this area offers. We understand because we share the same values.
That's why Aurora built the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton site to LEED certification specifications. LEED is an internationally recognized environmental building certification system. It verifies a building was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources.
However, when LEED was first developed, the certification did not take into consideration hospitals and healthcare facilities which serve patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hospitals therefore have extra requirements on things like air filtration, circulation, heating and cooling and waste management. That is why we are very proud to announce that not only did we achieve LEED certification, but we have been granted the LEED Silver certification.
Aurora understands that LEED certification is not only good for the natural environment, but for patients as well. Green hospitals make good sense for the health of the entire community: patients, staff and visitors. Recognizing the health of the individual, the community and the earth are inextricably linked, we are rising to the challenge of creating a truly healthy environment.