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


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


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


Landscaping brings facility mission beyond walls

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


Nine ways to cut hospital costs

Many are facilities related and involve 'green' measures


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


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



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