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<br /> REPRINTED FROM SEPTEMBER 2012  VOL. 12, NO. 9 A VENDOME PUBLICATION<br /> F E AT U R E<br /> AFTER THE GOLD<br /> Two years later, Rockingham Memorial Hospital offers insights into the payoff<br /> of going green at the LEED Gold-certified level<br /> BY DEBRA THOMPSON<br /> When Rockingham Memorial Hospital (RMH) officials com-<br /> mitted to building their new facility in Harrisonburg, Virginia,<br /> as a “green” facility, they were largely forging new territory.<br /> At the time, no more than a handful of hospitals around the<br /> country had received certification from the nonprofit U.S. Green<br /> Building Council as LEED-certified facilities. Even today, fewer<br /> than 50 acute care hospitals (or portions thereof) have achieved<br /> LEED Gold or Platinum status, and Rockingham is one of the<br /> few possessing Gold.<b<a title="HCD31ET_LR page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f811b76f?page=1"> REPRINTED FROM SEPTEMBER 2012  VOL. 12, NO. 9 </a> <a title="HCD31ET_LR page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f811b76f?page=2"> F E AT U R E AFTER THE GOLD Two years later, </a> <a title="HCD31ET_LR page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f811b76f?page=3"> F E AT U R E </a> <a title="HCD31ET_LR page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f811b76f?page=4"> F E AT U R E </a> <a title="HCD31ET_LR page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f811b76f?page=5"> F E AT U R E </a> <a title="HCD31ET_LR page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f811b76f?page=6"> F E AT U R E </a> <a title="HCD31ET_LR page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f811b76f?page=7"> F E AT U R E An aerial view</a> <a title="HCD31ET_LR page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f811b76f?page=8"> F E AT U R E you wasted their money, that’s a </a>