Overview

Overview

Cleveland Clinic is committed to constructing and operating buildings that support the health of our caregivers, patients and communities. We consider factors such as lighting, thermal comfort, ergonomics, air quality and water quality in our facilities. We also strive to reduce the environmental impact of our facilities by sourcing products with environmental certifications, using local suppliers and incorporating materials that make our building more resource efficient.

To date, Cleveland Clinic has certified 18 building projects to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards:

GOLD level certification:

  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Global Cardiovascular Innovations Center
  • Marymount Hospital Surgery Renovation & Expansion
  • Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion at Heath Education Campus
  • Tomsich Pathology Laboratories
  • Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center

SILVER level certification:

  • Data Center
  • East 89th Street Parking Garage and Service Center
  • Hillcrest Hospital Jane and Lee Seidman Tower
  • JJ North Office
  • Richard E. Jacobs Avon Health Center
  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
  • Taussig Cancer Center
  • Weston (FL) 4th Floor
  • Weston (FL) NICI, Egil and Pauline Braathen Center

CERTIFIED level certification:

  • Meridian Phase II (Weston, FL)
  • Strongsville Radiation Oncology Expansion
  • Wooster Family Health & Surgery Center

Akron General Solar Array

Akron General Solar Array

Cleveland Clinic is committed to energy efficiency and carbon neutrality, both of which benefit health. Renewable energy projects generate power without releasing greenhouse gas emissions and harmful air pollutants. In February 2020, Cleveland Clinic installed a 32 kW rooftop solar array on our Akron General Emergency Department building. In the first year it was installed, the array produced 33,429 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean and green renewable electricity, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from burning 26,043 pounds of coal.1


1U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator,” March 2021, accessed 26 March 2021, epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator

Current Projects

Current Projects

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cleveland Clinic postponed the majority of its construction projects in 2020.

Cleveland Clinic London

Cleveland Clinic Portland Place Outpatient Centre is the first Cleveland Clinic London location to accept patients. The facility — a six-floor, 28,000-square-foot building with 17 consultation rooms — is equipped with the latest technology to enhance quality, safety and experience of care. The outpatient centre offers a variety of outpatient services, including outpatient appointments, diagnostics (imaging, cardiac and neurophysiology) and general practice appointments across the following specialties:

  • Heart, Vascular and Thoracic
  • Digestive Disease
  • Neurosciences
  • Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery and Rheumatology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Urology
  • Executive Health Assessments

Cleveland Clinic London’s main hospital in central London will open in early 2022.