By: Rachel Segers
Albany, GA - (WALB) Albany's Wilson Hospice house earned a national conservation award for its eco-friendly design.
The Phoebe inpatient facility was awarded the LEED silver certification because the building is specially designed to limit its use of energy, lighting, and water.
Even scrap wood from the construction was shredded and used for other projects.
The hospice sits on more than 200 acres of woodlands, allowing patients and their families to enjoy the surrounding nature.
All rooms are equipped with double doors that allow beds to slide outside where patients can enjoy nature.
"I truly feel that no matter how bad you may feel or what's going on in your life, if you can feel sunlight and see sunlight it just lifts your spirits," says Patty Woodall, Wilson Hospice Director
There is a nature trail located in the surrounding forest for everyone in the community to enjoy.
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