Karmanos, Crittenton open new cancer center

Karmanos Cancer Center and Crittenton Hospital
Medical Center
have opened a new shared facility in Rochester Hills
that boasts a bevy of green features.

The new $16 million
building features 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art cancer
treatment space. Patients will be able to receive advanced radiation
treatment, chemotherapy, diagnostic imaging, and on-site laboratory
testing. Seventeen employees staff the facility and that number is
expected to grow later this year.

The center also has a number of
sustainable features such as a white roof, occupancy sensors, and
energy-efficient lights. All of these features were designed by Albert Kahn Associates
and installed by Barton Malow, including the daylight harvesting
system.

“The lobby has a lot of glass so you get a lot of natural
light,” says Larry Dziedzic, senior project manager for Barton Malow. “As
the day gets brighter the daylight harvesting system shuts down the
lights you don’t need.”

Source: Larry Dziedzic, senior project
manager for Barton Malow

Writer: Jon Zemke