With a design inspired by the nearby Green Timbers forest, the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre (JPOCSC) in Surrey instantly transports patients entering the building to a place where healing and the environment coexist.
Promoting a sustainable future
The new Fraser Health building has earned LEED® Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) is a green building rating system administered by the CaGBC. It encourages and accelerates the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings, and promotes a sustainable future.
The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre earned this prestigious designation by being innovative in how outpatient services are delivered, by contributing to a culture of sustainability and by reducing its carbon footprint.
Dr. Nigel Murray, president and CEO, Fraser Health Authority, commented,“The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre is a creative example of how we can care for our patients while caring for the environment. By incorporating the natural beauty surrounding the centre into the core design of the building, we’ve managed to create a space for both patients and employees alike that is calming, and conducive to the healing process.”
Innovation in green design
Highlights of the project include:
- A state-of-the-art building control system that optimizes mechanical and electrical systems for minimum energy use
- Rain water that is harvested for landscape use and results in a 50% reduction in water consumption
- New software programs used within the building to help facilitate a paper-light philosophy, reducing paper files, paper charts and paper usage throughout the building
Commitment to health of people and environment
With a firm commitment to not only prevent people from becoming ill, Fraser Health also supports the notion of providing the best possible environment for patients to heal and staff to work within. As part of GreenCare, Fraser Health is committed to sustainable best practices and processes in our operations, including optimization of our facilities.
Local materials for extra points
The LEED® certification process encourages the sourcing and manufacturing of local and regional materials, which subsequently reduces the environmental impact of the transportation of building materials. The design team researched the accessibility of local resources that would blend into the design of the building, while supporting durability and functionality of the facility. Materials such as cast-in-place concrete, steel stud framing and drywall resulted in almost 45% of The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre to be built with locally or regionally sourced and manufactured goods, earning the site bonus points during the LEED® certification process.
The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre was procured through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) to design, build, finance, maintain and provide non-clinical soft services within a new outpatient facility for Fraser Health in the City of Surrey.