ELM continues green practices through Mayo Clinic LEED Certification

Throughout its 13 years, the Jacksonville based ELM environmental design firm has prioritized sustainability and responsible design.  But this multi-disciplinary studio had the opportunity to take these practices a step further by designing the recently completed LEED-certified Mayo Clinic Primary Care facility near the intersection of Interstate 295 East Beltway and Gate Parkway.

ELM’s involvement with the Mayo Clinic project allowed the firm’s four LEED-certified professionals within its Jacksonville studio to utilize their extensive expertise to create a state-of-the-art primary care facility that supports the highest level of patient care and service while also emphasizing the importance of green design.

Mayo Clinic selected ELM to design their first primary care facility away from the hospital campus in more than two decades. Opened in July 2013, the project consists of a two-story, 40,000-square-foot primary care facility offering exam rooms and laboratory services, together with physician offices, administrative support, and classrooms.

“ELM’s involvement with the Mayo Clinic Primary Care project allowed our firm to demonstrate the diverse capabilities of our staff, not only within the health care industry but also with regard to green building design. At ELM, our long-standing commitment to sustainability helps us to better serve our clients, who are becoming increasingly concerned about the environmental and ecological impacts of both new facilities and redesigned structures,” said Tim Miller, ELM founding principal and Mayo project lead architect.

Created by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1998, LEED® stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” and is an internationally-recognized green building standard and certification program. LEED provides certification that a building meets sustainability standards based on a rating system that evaluates a building’s green performance, including water and energy efficiency, materials and resource choices, reuse and recycling of materials, and indoor air quality.

BENEFITS OF MAYO CLINIC PRIMARY CARE PROJECT

  • LEED-Certified
  • Facility supports state-of-the-art patient care
  • Sustainable high-performance site and building systems
  • Represents the level of quality the client is recognized for
  • Future growth anticipated through integration of building and site design

PROJECT TEAM

  • ELM — Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture
  • TLC — Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineering
  • Atlantic Engineering Systems — Structural Engineering
  • Group4 Design, Inc. — Interior Design

About ELM:

ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller is a leading multi-disciplinary environmental design firm that specializes in planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and environmental graphics for a wide variety of niche industries worldwide.

Distinguished by the flexibility of a small firm with boutique-level customer service and personal involvement, the ELM leadership team fosters an innovative, collaborative spirit among the Jacksonville, Fla., and Seattle, Wash., studios.

The firm’s expertise has enhanced the success of a diverse range of national and international projects, including residential planned communities, hotels and resorts, golf and club amenities, multi-use and multi-family facilities, health care and assisted living accommodations, zoo master planning and habitat design, Native American tribal master planning, urban planning and redevelopment, parks and open space, specialized commercial, and more.

ELM’s commitment to design, sustainability, and a multidisciplinary approach enables them to offer greater creativity; optimize the best of building, site, and context; and unlock the greatest possible value for clients and their projects.

ELM’s commitment to design, sustainability, and a multidisciplinary approach enables them to offer greater creativity; optimize the best of building, site, and context; and unlock the greatest possible value for clients and their projects.