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dc.contributor.advisormiranda, valerianen_US
dc.creatorHill, Anorea M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-14T23:55:17Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-20T21:15:23Z
dc.date.available2010-01-14T23:55:17Zen_US
dc.date.available2010-01-20T21:15:23Z
dc.date.created2009-08en_US
dc.date.issued2010-01-14en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-08-883
dc.description.abstractGlobally, concern for natural resource depletion is growing. The healthcare industry is looking to improve healthcare environments by improving design and using better resources. The U.S. Green Building Council has created the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard that gives suggestions on how to best use energy, water, land, materials and provide a comfortable indoor environment. Many health centers have used this standard to build new health facilities. It is important that the LEED standards benefit the environment as well as healthcare staff. This study presents four case studies of LEED health centers whose medical staff and administrators evaluate the perceivable green building features applied to their facility. All facilities were given the Occupant Evaluation of LEED Certified Health Centers Survey. The Patrick Dollard Discovery Health Center, the Richard J. Lacks Cancer Center, the Angel Harvey Infant Welfare of Chicago, and the Pearland Pediatric centers received overall satisfactory scores from the occupants. Within the case studies variations in satisfaction occurred where LEED points were not received. There is no evidence that perceivable features used in the design and construction of LEED certified health centers decrease occupant satisfaction.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectLEEDen_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjecthealthcareen_US
dc.subjectsustainableen_US
dc.subjectbuildingen_US
dc.titleOccupant Evaluation of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Health Centersen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMembershepley, mardelleen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberacquaye, lucyen_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US


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