The new facility will be a replacement hospital for Santa ClaraValley Health and Hospital System in San Jose. The375,000-square-foot project will serve as a level one adult andpediatric trauma center specializing in burn, traumatic brain andspinal injuries. The 168-bed tower will include a rehabilitationtherapy center, aquatic therapy pools, support offices and apharmacy.

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Kevin Antonelli, vice president and general manager of Turner'sSan Jose operations, notes that the LEED certification featureswill include an enhanced exterior wall system to minimize heat lossand gain and improve patient and staff comfort, low-VOC (volatileorganic compounds) building materials to improve indoor airquality, water efficient plumbing fixtures, three green roof areasto reduce surface water runoff and improve views from patientrooms, recycling of a high percentage of construction waste, use ofsustainably harvested wood; and exterior lighting to reducenight-time light pollution. Turner is a leading builder of greenprojects, according to the company's web site.

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Healthcare construction represents 25% of Turner's overallproject portfolio, according to the company's web site.Construction of healthcare-related projects, particularly medicaloffice buildings, has been one of the few active areas ofdevelopment in the commercial real estate industry since theeconomic downturn put the brakes on many projects.

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