energy and resource efficient construction at a price the planet can afford

energy and resource efficient construction at a price the planet can afford

Medicine Tree Clinic, St. Ignatius, Montana

Medice Tree Clinic ThumbThis 13,000 square foot medical clinic features highly efficient ground source heat pumps for cooling and heating. Cement block were used from a local manufacturer. The site also features used of natural day lighting which reduces the use of electric lights. A salvaged maple floor from a demolished high school in nearby Frenchtown was used in one of the conference rooms.

 

 

Medicine Tree Clinic constructionThe site also featured an innovative water collection system from roof and parking areas that was used in a flourishing constructed wetland on site. Drought tolerant landscaping using native grass and flowers revegetated the building site. Other innovative building materials used included waste fly ash in the concrete, ceiling tiles containing 70% recycled newspaper content, a roof made from 70% recycled steel, and low-volatile nontoxic paints inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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