The U.S. Green Building Council has invited the public to comment on the draft of LEED for Healthcare Rating System. The public comment period will be open through Saturday, December 15, 2007 midnight PST.
The LEED for Healthcare Rating System promotes sustainable planning, design and construction for high-performance healthcare facilities and was developed to meet the unique needs of the healthcare market including inpatient care facilities and licensed outpatient care and long term care facilities. LEED for Healthcare may also be used for medical offices, assisted living facilities and medical education & research centers. The rating system addresses such issues as increased sensitivity to chemicals and pollutants, traveling distances from parking facilities, and access to natural spaces.
Source: U.S. Green Building Council