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LEED V4 VOTED IN AS NEW RATING SYSTEM
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that
the newest version of the LEED green building rating system, LEED v4, was voted in by the membership. The final
results of the ballot showed 86% voting in favor of the new
system. This included 90% approval from those in the user
category; 77% approval from those in the general-interest
category; and 89% approval from those in the producer
category. There are 46 countries and territories around the
world and all 50 U.S. states (and the District of Columbia)
represented in the voting pool for LEED v4. The LEED Steering Committee will move forward with a full-scale launch at
this year’s Greenbuild Conference & Expo in Philadelphia this
fall. There, USGBC will host sessions geared towards making
sure stakeholders have the information they need to begin
using the new system, including an introduction to the new,
streamlined forms. The new reference guide suite will also
;PAYETTE, HDR, ZGF, TSOI/KOBUS AND OTHERS WIN AIA
HEALTHCARE DESIGN AWARDS
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of
Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients
of the AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program.
The AIA Healthcare Awards program showcases the best of
healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented
research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that solve
aesthetic, civic, urban and social concerns, as well as the
requisite functional and sustainability concerns of a hospital.
2013 recipients are:
• Category A: Built, Less than $25 million in construction
cost: UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center, Santa
Monica, Calif., Michael W. Folonis Architects; Peace Island
Medical Center, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Wa., Mah-
lum; Adamsville Regional Health Center, Atlanta, Stanley
Beaman & Sears; The Everett Clinic Smokey Point Medical
Center; Smokey Point, Wa., ZGF Architects LLP.
• Category B: Built, More than $25 million in construction
cost: Univ. of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn., Tsoi/Kobus & Associates; Palomar Medical
Center, Escondido, Calif., CO Architects; San Antonio Military Medical Center an addition to the Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, RTKL Associates Inc.
• Category C: Unbuilt: Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu
Dhabi, UAE, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in a joint venture
with ICME & Tilke as ITS.
• Category D: Innovations in Planning and Design Research,
Built and Unbuilt: Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating Room
(AMIGO), Boston, Payette; Rethinking the need for emergency department beds, Lennon Associates; Kaleida
Health, Gates Vascular Institute and UB Clinical Translational Research Center, Buffalo, N.Y., Cannon Design.
• Category E: Master Planning Urban Design for Healthcare
Settings: Focal Point Community Campus; Chicago, HDR