ESG Policies

Development Policy

Development Policy

Sustainability Program

The goal of HTA’s Sustainability Program is to implement cost-effective green products and processes that reduce our carbon footprint and favorably impact the built environment.  Our goal is for each project to consider sustainability measures during all project phases.  HTA utilizes the following best practices to deliver each facility:

  • A comprehensive quality control program
  • Site and structure design efficiency
  • Energy and water consumption efficiency
  • Materials selection based on efficiency and environmental impact
  • Indoor environmental quality enhancement
  • Operations and maintenance optimization

This forward-thinking facility model maximizes efficiency and return on investment through a number of specific features, including:

  • A comprehensive commissioning program to:
    • Verify the design “on paper” is implemented “on-site”
    • Ensure building performs to expectations
    • Smart building envelopes, including:
      • Climate-appropriate wall systems
      • Roofing designed to reduce heat island impacts from the sun
      • High-efficiency glass and glazing system to reduce heat gain and loss
    • Energy performance enhancements, including:
      • Efficient, regionally refined HVAC systems
      • LED interior lighting, including optimal power density, incorporation of sensors to reduce electrical usage, and capitalization on natural lighting
      • Low consumption water and plumbing fixtures
      • Drought-tolerant and/or native species landscaping and climate-adjusted irrigation to reduce water consumption
    • Client and regional-focused review of indoor environmental quality concerns

Health and Well-Being

HTA promotes the following design initiatives at each new development and redevelopment, where practicable:

  • Embrace the power of natural light through the floor to ceiling lobby curtain walls to:
    • Reduce the need for artificial light during daylight hours
    • Improve patient and staff moods
    • Promote healing
    • Allow the light to act as a natural disinfectant that helps kill bacteria found in dust
  • Provide a healthier air quality environment through a variable air volume/air distribution system with ventilation
  • Provide water-dispensing stations on all floors to reinforce use of reusable water bottles and better hydration
  • Promote handwashing by providing sensor faucets and soap dispensers at toilet rooms
  • Improve cleanliness by mounting Toilet Room partitions to ceiling and wall
  • Introduce biophilic design through the use of:
    • Nature views to the outside landscaped areas and artwork opportunities in hallways
    • Nature inspired textures seen in porcelain flooring and carpet patterns
    • Green and blue color tone accents to promote calming
  • Promote interior wayfinding to reduce the stress of the end user by:
    • Having multiple building directories
    • Elevator facades that stand out and welcome from a distance
    • Circulation at stairs as an alternate to using the elevator
    • Adding natural light and clearly define with positively inspired signage to promote physical activity.
  • Exterior, covered drop-off area


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