Sustainability at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- Green Practices
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is committed to sustainability and has prioritized the use of eco-friendly materials in its planning and design to ensure energy and water efficiency. Envac’s automated waste and recyclables removal system has also been incorporated into the design, helping to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections, improving the facility’s aesthetic, and freeing up staff to focus more time on patients.
- Multiuse greenspace
More than 20 acres of the campus is currently planned to be transformative greenspace. It will also have four times the number of hardwood trees that were originally on site, miles of walking and biking trails on campus, and a one-mile multiuse trail on the perimeter of the site.
- Environmental impact
Reduced surface parking, efficient building design, modern stormwater management techniques, use of modern construction materials, increase in vegetation and tree count are some of the key aspects.