NYU Langone Health is using PEER to keep patients safe

Published on: 
22 Jan 2020

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NYU Langone’s main campus in Manhattan is the first in the world to achieve both PEER and LEED Platinum certifications. As one of the premiere medical facilities in the country, their certifications prove that the campus is looking out for the planet’s health, as well as their patients’. 

NYU Langone Health has distinguished itself for quality care in many ways over the past several years—recently adding further to its commitment to quality through its role in environmental leadership.

The health system received top accolades from the U.S. Green Building Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) standards. In addition, it was recognized by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm for healthcare resiliency and climate leadership.

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After Superstorm Sandy in 2012, NYU Langone executed a precedent-setting overhaul of its power systems and campus infrastructure, with an increased emphasis on resilience, energy efficiency and green building design.

“We are proud to set the standards for healthcare resiliency and energy reliability for which other health systems strive, and to ensure that NYU Langone is prepared to fulfill its core mission of protecting human health and wellbeing far into the future,” says Vicki Match Suna, AIA, senior vice president and vice dean for real estate development and facilities.

Congratulations to the team for this incredible achievement! Read the full press release on NYU Langone’s website.

 

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