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Metro Health Hospital is a 208 bed osteopathic teaching hospital located in Wyoming, MI. In the fall of 2007 Metro opened its LEED certified replacement hospital. The first half of this webinar will feature information regarding the design and construction strategies the project team utilized to achieve its LEED certification. Highlighting several key strategies including its 1 acre vegetative roof along with 3 bio-retention swales as design strategies to mitigate storm water run off. The second half of the webinar will focus on the internal operations the hospital has focused on to reduce its ecological footprint. Including, waste reduction, energy and water conservation measures the hospital is pursuing.

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  • Explanation of LEED and the implications to health care
  • Metro Health’s approach to integrating the LEED credits into its construction and design process
  • How to lay the foundation for sustainable internal operations
  • Metro Health’s approach to integrating sustainable operations


Bruce Maine, LEED AP, HDR Architecture
Telephone: 402.399.1198
Bruce Maine is a Sustainable Design Consultant for HDR Architecture. He has directed sustainable strategies on more than a dozen LEED registered hospitals including the LEED certified Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, Michigan the LEED registered Bellevue Medical Center in Bellevue, Nebraska; the Community Hospital at Ft Belvoir and several Veteran’s Administration hospitals and PTRC projects. Mr. Maine was a contributor to the original Green Guide for Healthcare, has consulted with Practice Greenhealth, was a contributor to Region 9’s Building Healthy Hospitals and served on the Greenguard advisory panel. Mr. Maine also manages the greening of HDR’s master specifications and serves on HDR’s Corporate Sustainability Advisory Council.

John Ebers, LEED AP, Metro Health
Telephone: 616.252.7153
John Ebers, Metro Health’s Sustainable Business Officer, is a graduate of Aquinas College where his studies focused on Sustainable Business Management, Political Science and Environmental Studies. He has over five years experience in research and development of sustainable business practices and is a LEED Accredited Professional of the U.S. Green Building Council. Since the spring of 2003, he has worked to develop Metro Health’s approach to incorporate sustainability into its corporate philosophy. In 2009, Metro was inducted into Practice Green Health’s Environmental Leadership Circle for its sustainable business efforts.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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