North Carolina Siemens Health Building Gets LEED Gold

CARY, N.C. — Siemens Healthcare’s National Service Center in Cary, North Carolina, has been certified to LEED Gold standards by the USGBC, the company reported.
Siemens Healthcare, part of Germany-based Siemens, demolished the existing structure at the Cary campus and used more than 95 percent of those materials in constructing the new building.
The new143,000-square foot building has office space on six floors and was designed to be 25 percent more energy efficient, said the company. Raleigh’s HagerSmith Design designed the building while Raleigh’s Corporate Facility Services and Balfour Beatty handled the construction.
The building features storm water runoff treated in bio-retention facilities and captured in a cistern for reuse, a white roof and parking deck to reduce the urban heat island effect, native plants, high-efficiency toilet fixtures to reduce the building’s water usage by 40 percent, 20 percent recycled material, 50 percent sustainably- harvested wood, indoor building materials aimed at reducing indoor pollution and day lighting to reduce electricity use.