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Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our mission as it pertains to the development of our facility and campus is to create a model of sustainable living – a model that includes:

    • A physical and social environment that promotes, supports, and inspires clients, visitors, and staff members to live the healthiest life possible; an environment that makes the healthiest thing to do the easiest thing to do.
    • A physical structure and operating practices that sustain the ecological integrity and beauty of our environment.
    • A business model that makes our health and wellness services available to the people of our service area and beyond.

    Specifically, we will:

    • Design and deliver programs that teach people how to optimize their health and wellbeing; programs that address the physical, emotional, and social wellbeing of our clients. We will make as many programs as possible available to anyone interested at low to no cost.
    • Provide employees and visitors access to natural light and views whenever possible.
    • Provide employees and visitors with healthy food options. Eliminate unhealthy options (e.g. no soda, no deep fried foods).
    • Power our facility using renewable energy sources (e.g. geothermal heating and cooling and solar power).
    • Protect the natural landscape by managing water on the site to prevent run-off (e.g. retention ponds) and planting landscape with natural prairie plants that do not require watering and that support wildlife.
    • Reduce demand for natural resource utilization by optimizing use of natural light, utilizing low-energy light fixtures, installing low-flow toilets, etc.
    • Reduce exposure to toxic substances by constructing the facility with low VOC building materials, utilizing eco-friendly cleaning products and processes, and installing high-quality air handling systems that circulate fresh air.
    • Purchase supplies from sources dedicated to sustainable practices, purchasing as close to our site as possible (e.g. purchasing food from local farms), minimizing waste.
    • Grow vegetables on site; teach community sustainable gardening practices.
    • Recycle all waste possible (e.g. food scraps to local farms, recyclable materials to local recycling, reuse materials whenever possible).
    • Educate staff on sustainable lifestyle practices.

    Our world-class healthcare campus provides a vision of sustainable living. Some of the sustainability features built into our facility include:

    Geothermal Heating & Cooling keyboard_arrow_down

    Energy-Efficient Lighting keyboard_arrow_down

    Tight Building Envelope keyboard_arrow_down

    7-Acre Solar Panel Field keyboard_arrow_down

    Energy-Efficient Zoned Heating/Cooling keyboard_arrow_down

    Healthy Air keyboard_arrow_down

    Natural Landscaping keyboard_arrow_down

    Water Runoff Management keyboard_arrow_down

    Local Sourcing keyboard_arrow_down

    Recycling of Construction Waste Material Products keyboard_arrow_down

    Healthy Foods keyboard_arrow_down

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