Stainless Steel Maintains Water Integrity at California's new Palomar Hospital

Stephen Lamb - November 01, 2012

Palomar Medical Center

The Palomar Medical Center West is the largest hospital in California and one of the largest in North America. Situated in Escondido, just north of San Diego, the recently-opened, 653-bed facility has received multiple awards for its design and construction innovation. The Medical Center has very high design and construction standards. While the clinical needs were foremost, the environmental and economic benefits are also significant.

The project makes extensive use of stainless steel (containing an average 60% recycled rate), which was chosen for its sustainability, resistance to corrosion, and ability to maintain water integrity.

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