University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences

In today’s highly competitive health care sector environmental design and stewardship is continuously evolving. Priorities such as LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) based design, reducing greenhouse gases, energy management and establishing a toxic-free health care environment. These priorities drive the cutting edge technology innovations toward the goal of a high performance, healing environment. University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences is at the forefront of these efforts.

The University of Chicago Medicine’s Center for Care and Discovery is flexible facility that is able to support complex medical and advanced surgical care utilizing the latest technology. The facility opened in February  2013.

In 2013 the Center for Care and Discovery achieved  LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Buidling Council. LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of green buildings. Over 44,00 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising over 10.3 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 135 countries. To learn more about LEED and Green Buildings go to the USGBC web site.


Center for Care and Discovery

  • 240 total inpatient beds (levels 8, 9, 10) to accommodate surgical, oncology and transplant patient care needs

  • Potential for 28 operating suites, 21 planned for initial build-out

  • Procedural prep/recovery areas are shared, flexible and stacked on levels 5 and 6 for operational efficiency

  •  Future Program Space on Shelled Floors 3 and 4 (200KGSF)


Achieved LEED Silver Certification in 2013

Implementation of practical, measurable strategies and solutions aimed at high performance sustainable building standards in the following areas:

  • Sustainable site development

  • Water efficiency

  • Energy efficiency

  • Materials selection

  • Indoor enviornmental quality

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