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Mercy Ridge earns LEED Silver certification

Mercy Ridge Retirement Community of Timonium, a joint venture of Mercy Health Services and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, announced that it has earned a LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Officials said Mercy Ridge is the first and only existing retirement community in the nation to achieve LEED Silver status. Mercy Ridge partnered with CQI Associates LLC, a Columbia-based energy and environmental management consulting firm, to assess, plan and implement the necessary changes in preparation for the USGBC LEED certification review.