Department of Public Works
dpw.lacounty.gov
Sustainability
South Health Center at MLK Medical Center (Public Buildings)
Summary
The South Health Center is a new 30,000 square foot, two story building located in the neighborhood of Willowbrook and serves as a free clinic for the treatment of TB, STDs, and other communicable diseases. The project consists of clinical areas, waiting rooms, administrative/medical file spaces, a community room where they offer classes and seminars, offices, conference room, staff lounge with an outdoor lunch area, and showers/locker rooms. The Project achieved LEED Gold Certification.
LEED Rating
Gold
Benefits to Environmental Resources
The project optimized energy performance and water use efficiency, enhanced the sustainability of the site, improved indoor and outdoor environmental quality, and maximized the use and reuse of sustainable, recycled, and local resources.
* Capture and treatment/percolation of 90% of site storm water runoff.
 
* Reduction in potable water consumption: 
      57% potable water savings for irrigation
      37% potable water savings for plumbing
* Optimize Energy Performance:  23.73% energy cost savings.
 
* Construction Waste Management:  97.59% of construction waste diverted from landfill.

* Recycles Content:  17.13% of building materials manufactured from recycled materials.

* Regional Materials: 14.83% of building materials manufactured/extracted within 500 miles of site.
Contribution to wellbeing of DPW and the County
Improved health and social amenities for local and nearby communities.
* It is a free Public Health Department clinic specialized for the treatment of TB, STDs, and other communicable diseases.
 
* The project includes a fitness park to promote community health and wellness.  The park is a Low Impact Development site which utilizes solar energy, natural drainage, and drought tolerant landscaping.  The park contains fitness equipment, park benches and tables, bike racks, and drinking fountains for public use.
Contribution to Economic Health
The project is an investment in public infrastructure and reduced operation and maintenance cost
Modified By
Sim, Youn
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