Dell Children's First LEED Hospital in World

(Earth 911 1-23-09) Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas recently became the first hospital in the world to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification. 40 percent fly ash (a byproduct of coal-fired power plants) was used instead of Portland cement in the concrete mix. This is equivalent to a drop in carbon emissions equivalent to taking 450 cars off the road.