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Health center certified as LEED-Gold

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Jordan Valley Community Health Center, 440 E. Tampa St., was recently awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Gold certification.

The certification of the Springfield health center - along with LEED-Gold projects in Illinois - bring St. Louis-based sustainability-consulting firm Vertegy's LEED-certified project number to 30, according to a news release from the firm.

“It is so rewarding to see that so many owners and developers are becoming aware of the benefits of green building,” Thomas Taylor, general manager of Vertegy, said in the release. “Jordan Valley Community Health Center ... will not only provide healthier environments for staff and patients but will also serve as models for other facilities around the nation.”

Vertegy served as LEED consultant on the roughly $8.2 million, 70,000-square-foot Jordan Valley Community Health Center, which was completed in July 2009 with construction work by Alberici Constructors Inc. and architecture work by The Lawrence Group, both of St. Louis, according to Springfield Business Journal archives.

Vertegy assisted the project team in incorporating environmentally friendly interior finishes, including windows and lighting, leading to the building's recent LEED certification.

Vertegy is operated by Alberici Corp., which also is the holding company for Alberici Constructors Inc.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications are issued by the U.S. Green Building Council.[[In-content Ad]]


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