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July 16, 2019, Tuesday - Lunch and Learn TOUR at Hennepin Healthcare Clinic

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Hennepin Healthcare Clinic & Specialty Center, 715 S 8th Street

Lunch and Learn TOUR: Health from Patient to Planet

Viewing health beyond the services provided, Hennepin Healthcare set a high goal for its new six-story ambulatory care center. In this session, a team panel will explore the process and strategies used to make the Clinic & Specialty Center a LEED Gold v2009 facility and asset for patients and the neighborhood.

Straddling the intersection between a historic downtown residential neighborhood, an emerging residential high-rise area and a redeveloped entertainment district, Hennepin Healthcare’s 384,000-square-foot Clinic & Specialty Center is the first major expansion for the organization in 40 years. From that start the facility was seen as an opportunity to create a new image of the care organization long defined by its large safety-net hospital and renowned emergency care center.

In the session, “Health from Patient to Planet,” Hennepin Healthcare and the design team will examine why and how the organization established and maintained its goal for LEED certification as it consolidated more than 25 clinics, dental, and outpatient surgery into a single, multi-story facility. The panelists will discuss the challenges a healthcare facility of this size presents in pursuing LEED and how the project exceeded its LEED certification goal to achieve LEED BD+C v2009 Gold.

With the Clinic & Specialty Center sited across from Hennepin County Medical Center, the Hennepin Healthcare campus enabled the focus of the LEED efforts for the facility to frequently expand beyond its “LEED Project Boundary.” Not as obvious a choice as it might look, the site, itself, gave some of the greatest opportunity for the organization to promote its sustainable objectives by bringing back to life an underutilized brownfield block in downtown Minneapolis.

The team will spotlight how goal-setting and commitment helped Hennepin Healthcare prioritize LEED starting with the patient and the indoor environment to the neighbors and the broader impact the facility would have on the surrounding community. Strategies for managing energy consumption in an infection-controlled environment and within a district energy zone will be discussed along with the importance and limitations of optimizing water usage in a healthcare facility both inside and outside the building.


11:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch

12:00 p.m. Moderated Panel Discussion

12:30 p.m. Small Group Tours of Site and Building

1:00 p.m. Wrap-Up