The newer, greener Las Vegas VA hospital

A 150-acre VA medical campus is being built in Las Vegas and construction teams are working to reduce their waste and recycle where possible on the project.                                   

The complex, which will include a 90-bed hospital, 120-bed nursing home and a VA benefits office will cost $600.4 million. Contractors who started the project recycled about 50% of their waste. Most recently, however, the current team is boasting a 90% recycle rate.

A recycling company sorts waste on site and shops recyclables to purchasers. The project is also reusing local materials, including part of Interstate 15, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

The VA’s new medical complex in Las Vegas should be completed in 2011.