El Rio Community Health Center will begin construction next week on a “green” clinic for Southeast Side residents.
The clinic, at 6950 E. Golf Links Road, just west of Kolb Road, will be the community health center’s 16th clinic.
This will be El Rio’s first eco-friendly clinic and will be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a part of the U.S. Green Building Council. The building also qualifies for a grant from Tucson Electric Power to incorporate a solar-based power system.
El Rio will host a groundbreaking at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The building is expected to be completed in late 2009.