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Sunshine Coast Hospital earns 6 Star Green Star

The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) has become the largest public healthcare facility in Australia to earn a 6 star Green Star Healthcare v1 Design and As-Built rating.

Exemplar Health, a consortium comprised of Lendlease, Siemens and Capella Capital, in partnership with Queensland Health, surpassed the original 4 star target, using innovative design and construction techniques.

Queensland Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Dr Steven Miles says the rating is evidence that the Sunshine State was also the Sustainable State.

“Sunshine Coast University Hospital was designed with a ‘green spine’ made up of large outdoor rooms and courtyards that run down the middle of the hospital, creating a healing space for employees and patients,” Miles says.

Ecolibrium, AIRAH’s industry magazine, will be featuring the project in its September issue.

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