UW Health DeForest-Windsor Clinic Earns Environmental Award

Madison, Wisconsin - In its continuing effort to respect the environment when developing new buildings, another UW Health primary-care clinic has earned a prestigious award for environmentally friendly construction.


The UW Health DeForest-Windsor clinic at 4131 Meridian Drive in Windsor has been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. 


According to Tri-North Builders of Madison, 76 percent of the building’s construction came from recycled materials. The clinic received high marks for efficient use of lighting and water.


“A LEED certification means that we have achieved what we set out to accomplish: a community based building drawing inspiration from nature while supporting our local vendors,” said Trina Copus, clinic operations manager. “And it turned out beautifully.”


Dr. David Ringdahl, medical director at the clinic, also agrees that medical facilities constructed through environmentally friendly means are beneficial to the community and its patients.


“We feel that by building a LEED certified clinic, we will do our part to keep our environment healthy,” he said.


The DeForest-Windsor Clinic is the third UW Health medical building to receive official LEED certification.  Others include UW Health Stoughton and UW Health Yahara in Monona.  The Digestive Health Center in Madison will also seek LEED certification after it opens in April and other UW Health construction will apply for LEED status upon completion.


Date Published: 03/12/2013

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