Energy Efficiency - April 2014

Twin Falls healthcare providers focus on cutting waste

Hospitals have conservation programs in place and recycle or reuse whenever possible


Hospital launches sustainable food program

Yale-New Haven Hospital starts Hospital Wrap!, a program that recovers food that has been prepared but not served and donates it to those in need


New Missouri $190M patient tower earns LEED gold

Columbia's Ellis Fischel Cancer Center's north-south orientation provides views of farmland to the south and the University of Missouri campus to the north, while sunshades on the south facade help mitigate the glare from direct sunlight


Florida Hospital honored for sustainability

Florida Hospital Carrollwood is recognized for its efforts to decrease consumption of fuel, water and energy


Grant to help clear the air around Indiana hospital ambulance bays

Hospitals in Dyer, Hammond and Crown Point will share a $52,500 grant to help reduce ambulance emissions outside of their emergency departments


Cost of LEED healthcare facility almost the same as building to code

Misperceptions about the capital cost of LEED-certified hospitals has some believing that certification can cost more than 10 to 15 percent more than standard practice


Healing gardens aren't one-type-fits-all

According to a Healthcare Design magazine article, while there are general design guidelines for healthcare gardens, different patient populations often need specific design considerations


Top 30 green hospitals named

Hospitals were selected based on criteria including certifications from environmental bodies, recycling efforts, green construction and innovative energy saving features


Modular walls may be a greener solution for healthcare facility

Prefabricated, modular interiors can be a better choice than drywall due to potential health risks of constructing spaces with gypsum



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