HEALTHY PEOPLE HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT Central Harnett Hospital has been designed to be an environmentally sustainable facility. Our architects carefully designed the entire campus in multiple ways so that it can conform as a greener structure than many older facilities. In selecting building materials, we used more items that were locally and regionally sourced, which reduced the consumption of fossil fuels. We used recycled and renewable materials, which significantly decreased the use of virgin materials typically required for a project this size. Architecturally, you will notice a more open feel in the building. Besides the significant amount of glass throughout the facility, each patient room has a connection to the outdoors through a seven-foot square window, not only providing you and our staff with a brighter atmosphere, but also helping reduce the amount of energy used for lighting throughout the year. Located at the core of the building, our Healing Garden
offers natural outdoor tranquility for patients, guests, and staff. The garden was designed to collect and store rainwater to irrigate the Healing Garden and front entry plaza through an underground cistern that collects rainwater from the roof. Capturing rainwater and using native vegetation for landscaping reduces the hospital’s water consumption. We installed solar shading on the faces of the building that have maximum sun exposure. The white roofing system reflects sunlight and provides thermal emittance, reducing heat gain on the facility. The solar shades combined with “cool roofing technology” improve the facility’s ability to remain cool during the summer months and should greatly alleviate the quantity of resources used for cooling. Central Harnett Hospital has been developed with design strategies to reduce the environmental impact it has on the community, so that it can remain sustainable not only today, but for future generations to come.
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