Energy Efficiency - November 2013

Hospitals' large energy use a solvable dilemma

Health care retrofits provide numerous other benefits as well, ranging from improved equipment longevity to decreased patient recovery times to a more attractive brand


Green healthcare design knowledge no longer an 'extra'

Design firms now need to have extensive sustainability expertise even to be considered for new projects


Healthcare designers mostly embracing new LEED v4

LEED v4 called the most significant and comprehensive update since LEED's inception,with more aggressive energy and water efficiency prerequisites and credits and unprecedented building product reporting and disclosure requirements


Using healthcare landscape architecture to promote healthier lifestyles

Now's the time to re-evaluate how site development of a healthcare campus can contribute to a proactive wellness strategy


ROI of sustainable healthcare design must be demonstrated

To maximize ROI, sustainability strategies should carefully balance fiscal, sociological and ecological interests- the triple bottom line


Health sector in Indian region going greener

The first to embrace the concept will be the new section of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology in Thiruvananthapuram


Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center brings nature to patients with green roof

Toledo hospital's patients and their visitors can see the park-like setting from over 84 patient rooms, multiple waiting rooms, and visitor lounges


Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities available for free download

Advanced Energy Retrofit Guides help building owners and managers as well as design and construction professionals plan, design, and implement energy efficiency upgrades in commercial buildings



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