Energy Efficiency - January 2014

Gundersen Health System opens sustainable hospital

LaCrosse, Wis., facility aims to reduce energy consumption from the national average of 240-280 kBTU to 115kBTU, putting it among the top 1 percent of energy-efficient hospitals in the region and top 5 percent in the country

1/31/2014


Chicago hospitals share information on green efforts

Chicago Green Healthcare Initiative was formed with support from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to help accelerate the implementation of energy efficiency activities in the healthcare sector

1/20/2014


Northwestern Grayslake expansion awarded LEED status

The Grayslake expansion project includes the relocation of a retention pond and associated wetlands area, the creation of a healing garden and clinical expansion space targeted for cancer, orthopaedics and rehabilitation services

1/20/2014


Landscaping brings facility mission beyond walls

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital creates outdoor therapeutic program that addressed the physical and mental rehabilitation needs of patients

1/10/2014


Nine ways to cut hospital costs

Many are facilities related and involve 'green' measures

1/6/2014


New version of LEED pushes building performance

LEED v4 has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions more than any other versions of the LEED rating systems according to USGBC

1/6/2014


Put environmental concerns at the forefront of construction projects

Every construction project at a healthcare facility may involve environmental risks that need to be addressed to safeguard the health of patients, staff, workers and the public

1/2/2014



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