The American Hospital is the first hospital in Turkey and the second globally to receive the prestigious “LEED-EBOM Platinum” certificate.
Being affiliated with the Vehbi Koç Foundation Healthcare Institutions, the American Hospital was awarded the “LEED-EBOM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) Platinum certificate which is regarded as one of the most distinguished green building certificates. LEED-EBOM was developed by U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC), as an environmentally friendly building certification system that represents the highest accomplishment in this area. Delivering healthcare services in line with patient care quality that meets North American healthcare standards, the American Hospital is the first and only hospital in Turkey and the first general hospital with such a sizeable facility within this scope globally that has been certified by LEED-EBOM, after the operational performance of existing buildings were inspected.
VKV American Hospital is prominent in the health sector with its goals of offering a healthy and comfortable interior environment recognized by the “LEED-EBOM Platinum” certificate while boosting user satisfaction in the work environment, decreasing the use of personal vehicles, meeting provisions of environmental legislation, going beyond these legislations, increasing participation of officers/users and corporate efficiency in the field of sustainability and complying with environmental standards and regulations via ISO 140001.
By integrating the principle of continuous improvement and environmental responsibility into corporate culture, the American Hospital scored “100 points” in EPA Energy Star that is based on the energy performance index from the “LEED EBOM Platinum” certification process.