Energy Efficiency - July 2014

Gardens in long-term care settings benefit dementia patients

Gardens promote relaxation, stimulate memories, encourage activity and reduce agitation among residents who have dementia, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website


Practice Greenhealth awards winners announced

Awards are given each year to honor outstanding programs that reduce a healthcare facility's environmental footprint


Wisconsin healthcare campus designed for water conservation

The University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics incorporates water sustainability measures


New Australian hospital takes green path

$1.76 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia is an example of how sustainable building practices can affect well-being


Washington hospital opens new cafe with sustainable menu, healthy choices

EvergreenHealth's Cafe 128 offers local, seasonal and sustainable foods and ingredients that support the system's Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge


LEED rating system putting focus on product content

U.S. Green Building Council VP talks about how the system is helping to drive material disclosure in a blog on the Healthcare Design website


Missouri hospitals find it's becoming easier to go green

LED and compact fluorescent bulbs, reusable and recycled materials and energy efficient heating and air-conditioning units are more readily available


Boston-area hospital receives 'Greenhealth' award

Newton-Wellesley Hospital honored for environmental achievements in the healthcare sector


Building product transparency basics

Healthcare projects can now earn LEED points for using environmental product declarations (EPDs) and health product declarations (HPDs), according to an article on the Healthcare Design website



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