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Two Clinics Support the Environment and Patient Health

The winners of the 2021 Planet Positive Awards in the health care category included a community-oriented dialysis clinic and a LEED Platinum orthodontics office.

The Metropolis Planet Positive Awards were established last year to recognize the incredible breadth of the Green Building movement and celebrate the projects and products that have a positive impact on people and planet.

What does that mean? To be Planet Positive, projects and products must go beyond addressing energy efficiency or a reduction in harmful chemicals. The winning projects make a holistic effort to do good in the world in the related fields of health, equity, and ecological regeneration. The health care winners, selected by Ingrid Spencer, executive director, AIA Austin, and Drew Shula, founder and CEO, Verdical Group, prove that human an environmental health go hand-in-hand.

Submit a project for the 2022 Planet Positive Awards here.

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Orthodontics Only (above and top) in Miami Florida is the first LEED Platinum commcercial building in its neighborhood and acheived Net-Zero. COURTESY IA INTERIOR ARCHITECTS

Healthcare (South)

IA Interior Architects, Orthodontics Only, Miami, FL

This is the First Net-Zero LEED Platinum orthodontic office in the US and the first LEED Platinum commercial building in the Kendall neighborhood of Miami-Dade County.

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Healthcare (Northwest)

Mahium, Rainer Beach Clinic, Seattle, WA

The Rainier Beach Clinic offers a new model for dialysis care on an urban site previously used as a storage yard for tires, industrial scrap, and derelict vehicles. Biophilic design strategies utilized across the project restore and protect native ecosystems and provide amenities for the building occupants and surrounding community through prominent, public-facing garden spaces.

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