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Sustainability focus transforms healthcare facility operations

June 13, 2017

Sustainable green building practices are transforming healthcare facilities’ design, construction and operations, according to an article on the FacilitiesNet website.

These practices will not only save money during the life of most healthcare facilities, they will also make spaces more effective for healing, the article said. 

The practice of sustainable building requires an integrated approach to planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance. This means a team-oriented commitment that influences decision-making in every phase of a project. 

Sustainable building goes beyond return-on-investment analysis of the first costs of specific improvements. It evaluates an improvement over its entire life cycle, including first costs and subsequent operations, maintenance and disposal costs.

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