Swedish Cancer Institute Radiotherapy Clinic Achieves LEED Silver
Whitley Manufacturing is proud to announce the LEED Silver certification of the Swedish Cancer Institute Radiotherapy Clinic. Designed by Perkins + Will and built for RAD Technology Medical Systems, this is the first building of its kind to achieve LEED certification.
A new PDF is available for download detailing the sustainable aspects of Whitley Manufacturing’s modular construction / prefabrication process in comparison to conventional construction methodology.
There is increasing awareness amongst architects, engineers, general contractors, facility managers, and the public as a whole, of the sustainable aspects of modular construction.
These include improved efficiency in material usage, reduction in the percentage of material wasted, reduced solid waste generation, reduction in transit miles in total and throughout the supply chain, and the reduction in lifecycle global warming potential (as measured in emissions of CO2).
Download the report on Green Modular Buildings.
McGraw-Hill Construction recently released a SmartMarket Report examining the many benefits of modular construction, entitled “Prefabrication and Modularization: Increasing Productivity in the Construction Industry”.
The report focuses on how new technology, such as the Building Information Modeling (BIM) software utilized by Whitley Manufacturing, allows for increased productivity through the use of prefabricated and modular components that can seamlessly be integrated into a larger structure.
A survey of over 800 architecture and engineering professionals found:
- 66% report that project schedules are accelerated by modular components;
- 65% report that project budgets are reduced by modular components;
- 77% report that construction site waste is decreased by use of modular components.
The Modular Building Institute (MBI) has made several downloads available pertaining to the report. Download the report here. Download the podcast here.
RAD Technology Medical Systems’ (RAD) innovative modular radiotherapy clinic (modular building components manufactured by Whitley Manufacturing) was recently featured in Building Design + Construction’s (BD+C) Modular Advantage publication.
The modular clinic for Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) in Ballard, Washington was designed and built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification requirements and will be the first LEED certified radiotherapy facility in the nation.
Click to read more about Green Modular Healthcare Facilities. Whitley Manufacturing’s case study of this innovative modular healthcare building is currently online. Click here to read more about this sustainable modular medical building.