Duke Realty MOB achieves LEED certification

New two-story, 30,000-square-foot medical office building developed for Rex Healthcare in the Raleigh, N.C., suburb of Holly Springs is recognized for energy and operational efficiency.

(HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C., and INDIANAPOLIS, April 12, 2012) The recently opened Rex Healthcare of Holly Springs medical office building (MOB) has reached an important sustainability and design milestone by attaining Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) certification.

LEED, a building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), evaluates six different areas of environmental and energy significance: sustainable sites; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot Holly Springs MOB, developed and owned by Indianapolis-based Duke Realty, was evaluated using the LEED Core and Shell (LEED-CS v2009) scorecard.

“Working with Duke Realty to achieve this important distinction furthers our commitment to sustainability and the environment,” says Tommy Williams, Vice President of Ambulatory Services for Rex Healthcare. “It is one more way for us to affirm our dedication not just to our community’s physical health, but also to its environmental health.”

“We are proud that this new facility is not only beautiful and functional, but energy efficient and sustainable as well,” says Deeni Taylor, Executive Vice President, Duke Realty. “We congratulate our project team for their great achievement and all their continuing efforts to ensure the operational and design elements of this building are in line with our mission for sustainability and efficiency.”

For more information about LEED, please visit the USBGC website www.usgbc.org

About Rex Healthcare

Rex Healthcare, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 5,300 co-workers. Rex Healthcare has 660 beds (433 general acute beds and 227 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year. Rex offers dedicated centers for cancer, surgery, heart and vascular, post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, wellness and women’s care plus dedicated services for bariatric, heartburn, pain management, sleep disorders, diabetes education, wound and emergency care. Rex’s medical staff includes more than 1,100 physicians and 1,700 nurses. Rex provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and downtown Raleigh. Rex was the first hospital in the Triangle to receive Magnet Recognition, placing Rex nurses among the top 6 percent in the nation. Rex was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and was highlighted as one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2011. Visit rexhealth.com for more information.

About Duke Realty

With more than 20 years in the industry, Duke Realty’s healthcare team offers proven experience in providing hospitals and physician groups comprehensive planning, development, ownership, leasing, and facility management services. Projects have ranged from small medical office buildings to large ambulatory care centers with diagnostics, oncology and surgery services. To find out more, please visit www.dukerealty.com/healthcare.

Duke Realty owns and operates approximately 136 million rentable square feet of industrial and office assets, including medical offices, in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com