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healthyenvironment@ccf.org

Phone Numbers:
Speaker inquiries: 216.448.8729
Media inquiries: 216.444.0141
Vendor inquiries: 216.448.8000

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Water

Water

As stewards of our community's health, we see preservation of our community's natural resources as a vital part of our health mission. In fact, 20% of the world's fresh water is found in the Great Lakes. Cleveland Clinic is actively protecting our water supply through conservation measures and stormwater management. In 2004 we undertook a significant water efficiency project and perform routine water efficiency projects as we refresh our facilities. Opportunities to conserve building systems water, called process water, are evaluated as infrastructure is recapitalized or new equipment procured. Our new major construction projects pursue LEED certification, and therefore consider water conservation and stormwater management from the outset of design. To ensure that every project has an eye toward conservation, we have updated our building design standards and implemented a new stormwater management approach in parking lot design. As a result, we are incorporating native plantings, bioswales and engineered soils to slow and filter stormwater in our new or refurbished parking lots.