A "Green" Building

shock trauma critical care tower LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) 

The University of Maryland Medical Center is committed to creating a healthy, healing environment for patients, staff and visitors within the hospital walls and beyond. The Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower was designed to LEED principles.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is an internationally recognized way to measure a building’s adherence to sustainable, or “green,” principles.

LEED principles focus on five areas:

  • Land Use
  • Water Use
  • Energy Use
  • Materials
  • Indoor-Air Quality

Click on the poster at right to learn the many ways the Tower is environmentally friendly in the five areas listed above.