HealthWorks For Northern Virginia is proving just how innovative Community Health Centers can be through their new Leesburg facility. The health center is not only good for the community, but also good for the planet. It was recently awarded LEED-NC v2009 Gold Certification for its sustainable and environmentally friendly design.
HealthWorks’ new site was constructed with the help from a grant from the Affordable Care Act and was thoughtfully designed an inviting to welcome patients.
“Our vision for the HealthWorks site was to create a space that was welcoming, light, warm, and comfortable for our patients who come through our doors every day to seek high quality and affordable health care,” explained Deb Dever, CEO of HealthWorks of Northern Virginia.
In the award letter from the U.S. Green Building Council, President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi described the health center site as a “pioneering example of sustainable design.” The facility achieved LEED Gold Certification for “implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.”