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Surrey earns gold

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June 07, 2013

SURREY– Inspired by the surrounding Green Timbers forest, patients stepping through the glass sliding doors of the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre (JPOCSC) in Surrey are instantly transported to a world where healing and the environment co-exist.  Awarded the LEED® Gold certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CGBC), the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) is a green building rating system.  Administered by the CGBC to encourage and accelerate the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings, LEED® promotes a sustainable future.

The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre earned this prestigious designation by being innovative with how outpatient services are delivered, by contributing to a culture of sustainability and by reducing its carbon footprint.

Highlights of the project include:

  • A state-of-the-art building control system that optimizes mechanical and electrical systems for minimum energy use
  • Rain water that is harvested for landscape use and results in a 50% reduction in water consumption
  • New software programs used within the building help facilitate a paper-light philosophy, reducing paper files, paper charts and paper usage throughout the building

With a firm commitment to not only prevent people from becoming ill, Fraser Health also supports the notion of providing the best possible environment to heal and work within.  As part of a Lower Mainland health care initiative called GreenCare, Fraser Health is committed to sustainable best practices and processes in our operations, including optimization of our facilities.  GreenCare is a holistic program focused on environmental sustainability that includes conservation, consumption reduction and minimization of environmental impact from facilities and operations.

The LEED® certification process encourages the sourcing and manufacturing of local and regional materials which subsequently reduces the environmental impact caused by transportation.  The design team for The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre researched the accessibility of local resources that would blend into the design of the building while keeping in mind the durability and functionality of the facility.  Materials such as cast in place concrete, steel stud framing and drywall resulted in almost 45% of The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre to be built with locally or regionally sourced and manufactured goods, earning the site bonus points during the certification process.


Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Health, BC:
“This is a wonderful example of what we can accomplish when we work together to find innovative solutions for complex patient care challenges.  This project has provided leadership in environmental sustainability, resulting in a setting that encourages not only staff, but patients and visitors to think about reducing waste and reusing materials when possible and practical.”

Dr. Nigel Murray, president and CEO, Fraser Health Authority:
“The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre is a creative example of how we can care for our patients while caring for the environment.  By incorporating the natural beauty surrounding the centre into the core design of the building, we’ve managed to create a space for both patients and employees alike that is calming, and conducive to the healing process.”

John Kurvink, Chief Executive Officer, BCHS Healthcare Solutions:
“Partnerships like these are an excellent way for communities to benefit from state-of-the-art and environmentally sustainable technology without bearing the entire economic burden.  The project was procured as a Public-Private Partnership (P3) project, and all parties involved in the development and operation of the hospital are proud to be part of such an exciting and innovative venture.”

About BCHS Healthcare Solutions

The Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre was procured through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) to design, build, finance, maintain and provide non clinical soft services within a new outpatient facility for Fraser Health in the City of Surrey.  Fraser Health chose BCHS Healthcare Solutions consortium as its partner for the delivery of the project.  The largest investor in BCHS Healthcare Solutions is InfraRed Capital Partners, an independent investment manager specializing in infrastructure and real estate.  Construction was carried out by Bouygues Building Canada Inc. and Bird Design-Build Limited, a Canadian contractor.  Hard and soft Facilities Management services are provided by ETDE Facility Management HSO Limited.

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