Six years ago, Kaiser Permanente decided to seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for the system's new construction, according to an article on the Environmental Leader website.
Today they have five Platinum-certified buildings, 16 Gold-certified buildings, 13 Silver-certified buildings and one certified building.
Kaiser Permanente requires LEED certification for certain projects across its owned and leased facilities. They need to meet specific requirements based on project budgets — and whether it’s a new footprint.
That would mean an administrative facility or a clinical facility, not a parking garage, the article said.