The New James: the Purpose and Process for Sustainability in a World Class Cancer Facility

The new James Cancer Center and Richard Solove Institute at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is Ohio State’s largest single construction project, but it will be earning a LEED Silver certification as evidence of the sustainable strategies in place. The CCC Tower (at 1,122,228 square feet) and the dozen enabling projects exceed $1 billion in construction costs, and were designed to concentrate patient care, education and research expertise in a single location with the goal of cutting edge treatment.

The presentation will introduce the leader of the project since its inception, Dr. David Schuller, to describe the vision and purpose of the new James and the role of environmental considerations. Design highlights of the facility will be discussed, along with how the university requirements for sustainability were incorporated. Representatives from the Ohio State project management team will discuss overcoming the challenges of the campus location, coordinating the many associated projects, and the new CM at Risk construction delivery method. Innovative choices for educational materials will be shared along with university programs for communicating operational sustainability.


This year’s keynote speaker, Doug Kridler, is sponsored by The Columbus Foundation’s Green Funds.

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