Recycled materials help $400M Ala. children's hospital earn LEED Gold

09/3/2013 | (Alabama)

Children's of Alabama focused on building green for its new Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, which was awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for using recycled construction materials and energy-efficient systems. The $400 million project recycled 30% to 40% of its construction waste and used recycled raw materials such as mirrors and seashells in its terrazzo flooring. The hospital also boasts a green roof that with sedum, a drought-tolerant plant, thus lessening heat absorption and groundwater runoff.

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