CannonDesign is proud to share that Northwell Health’s Huntington Hospital Emergency Department (ED) has officially achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. The leading benchmark in green building, LEED positively evaluated the emergency department across key criteria related to sustainability including materials used, energy use and water efficiency.
“Achieving LEED Gold certification is a significant achievement for Northwell Health and its Huntington Hospital,” said Rich Kahn, CannonDesign’s New York City Office Practice Leader. “They established LEED Silver as a goal from the outset of the project and through collaboration and design creativity the ED exceeded that initial target. It’s always rewarding for our firm to partner with organizations who demonstrate such a strong commitment to sustainability, and we’re proud of our work with Northwell Health.”
The design of Huntington Hospital’s new ED focuses on extensive water use reduction, strong energy performance, enhanced commissioning, low-emitting materials and construction waste management. Collectively, these measures helped the project earn enough points for LEED Gold certification.
Huntington Hospital expanded its ED to support the community’s growing need for services. The resulting space doubles its predecessor in size and significantly increases capacity while improving efficiency and patient outcomes. The ED utilizes a split-flow, “Super-Track” model – a system that filters patients between acute and lower-acuity care areas – in order to more effectively manage patient wait times and reduce length of stay. The expanded space purposely connects with the existing hospital on the first-floor level, close to the radiology department and lab services, and with many other key program adjacencies that can facilitate future expansion.