Our Green Plan
Youthologie is the first eco-friendly medical office in North Carolina to register with the US Green Building Council for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. LEED certification is an outstanding achievement based on the results from ratings in five categories, including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. This premier medical facility brings both style and sustainability to its state-of-the-art design.
Dr. Lisa Hogan, founder and medical director of Youthologie, states, "Our vision for Youthologie was to create a healing and planet-friendly place with sophisticated design where patients could experience the very best that technology and modern aesthetic and anti-aging/integrative medicine have to offer. What makes the quality of interior space so important is that Americans spend approximately 90% if their time indoors. In designing and creating the Youthologie office we used materials that were recycled, reclaimed, and rapidly renewable. All materials were manufactured in an environmentally friendly way and do not release harmful chemicals or volatile organic compounds." The end result is a beautiful and healthy place for patients and employees to enjoy.
Hogan worked with award-winning green architect, Tina Govan to achieve Youthologie's forward-looking environmentally conscious design. Some of the highlights are:
A loft-like wall from reclaimed bricks; Salvaged wood for shelving and interior doors; Organic rugs of vegetable-dyed wool and polished concrete floors; a tankless, on-demand water heater, low flow faucet aerators and faucet sensors in public use areas; Energy Star appliances; An energy efficient lighting design using predominantly warm spectrum fluorescent lighting as well as a design that allows much natural light to flow through the space; An energy conserving heating, venting and air conditioning system with individual controls throughout the space and a sophisticated air filtration system for superior indoor air quality.
Some of the more unique materials in the space are the eco-resin doors and interior clerestory windows that have a gardenlike feel with embedded plant material. These doors play a vital role in the drive to maximize natural lighting throughout the space.
Hogan's passion for environmental sustainability has informed her every decision. From the use of electronic medical records and email communications and the use of post-consumer recycled paper for printed material to the choice of product lines, a comprehensive approach to eco-friendliness takes precedence at Youthologie.