The LEED Gold certified Duke Cancer Center in Durham, NC showcases 11,100 square feet of semi-extensive vegetated roofs and separate accessible outdoor terraces. One is dedicated for staff and the other for visitors, in alignment with the Green Guide for Health Care’s “Outdoor Places of Respite” credit. Together, these amenities occupy over 26% of the building footprint and bundle together multiple advantages, such as providing skylights which illuminate a five-story public atrium and energy savings through increased insulation. Rooftop rainwater harvesting meets approximately 66% of the project’s irrigation demand. Providing green areas and outdoor access for patients and staff contributes to the building performance as well as the client goal of creating environments that heal.