Wisconsin Hospital Adds Third Green Roof to Its Campus

July 30, 2015
St. Elizabeth Hospital is putting the final touches on its third green roof. Contractors are wrapping up the installation of a 6,110-square-foot LiveRoof® system atop the new Fremont Tower. The first 4,125-square-foot green roof was installed on the Heart, Vascular and Lung Center building in 2009. This building received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification in recognition of its sustainable design and operation. The hospital also installed a 3,000-square-foot green roof on its Cancer Center in 2011.
St. Elizabeth Hospital is part of Affinity Health System, Ministry Health Care and Ascension. The hospital’s organizational value of wisdom calls on its staff to be responsible stewards of natural resources. The new five-story building at the hospital was designed with a sustainable approach, and embodies this value. The building has many sustainable features, including high-efficiency mechanical systems, use of passive solar energy, and low-flow faucets, toilets, and showers. The building also has ground-floor and rooftop gardens, to benefit patients and the environment.