Sustainable Operations

WellSpan York Hospital Expansion Project Focusing on Sustainability

The expansion project includes a green roof and high-performance design.

6/26/2024



Tarzana Medical Center's New Patient Tower Outfitted with Rockfon Solutions

The Friese Family Tower is the centerpiece of an extensive and ongoing hospital expansion and modernization initiative known as Tarzana Reimagined.

6/21/2024



Valley Children's Hospital Awarded Sustainable Healthcare Certification

The facility is the first hospital in California and the second children’s hospital in the U.S. to receive the certification.

6/4/2024



HVAC Innovations to Help Achieve Net Zero and Decarbonization Goals

HVAC manufacturers discuss the latest in sustainable innovations.

5/17/2024



How Ohio University HCOM's Heritage Hall Achieved WELL Certification

Design collaboration and an emphasis on occupant wellness aided in Heritage Hall’s achievement.

4/25/2024



CMS Introduces Healthcare Decarbonization and Resilience Initiative

Participation in the program would be voluntary.

4/24/2024



3 Key Factors to Maintaining IAQ in Healthcare Facilities

Indoor air quality is critical to the operations and wellness of a healthcare facility.

4/11/2024



Intelligent Building Controls Are Revolutionizing Healthcare Infrastructure

By leveraging automation, data analytics and machine learning, these systems empower healthcare managers to operate facilities with accuracy and foresight.

4/10/2024



Klickitat Valley Health Installs Zero-Emission Fuel Cell System

The fuel cell system was created via a partnership between Kohler and Toyota.

3/22/2024



Improper Medical Waste Disposal Puts Staff at Risk: Survey

Improper disposal of medical waste has negative health and environmental impacts.

3/6/2024



Ohio University Hertiage College of Osteopathic Medicine Awarded WELL Certification

HCOM’s Heritage Hall received the WELL Certification at the Silver level.

2/29/2024



Healthcare Workers Support Sustainability in Facilities: Survey

Four in five clinicians believe it is important for their hospitals to address climate change.

2/14/2024



Green Seal to Prohibit PFAS in Its Certified Products

This comes as a growing body of evidence indicates short-chain PFAS are just as hazardous.

10/2/2023



Joint Commission Launches Sustainable Healthcare Certification

Sustainability is a hot button issue that is sticking around in healthcare.

9/20/2023



How to Choose Healthy, Sustainable Finishes for Healthcare Facilities

Evaluating the many variables behind material selection can be overwhelming. One strategy incorporates research on material sustainability.

9/6/2023



GREEN Hospitals Act Announced

Congresswoman Jayapal and Senator Markey have moved to introduce the legislation.

8/17/2023



ASHE Acknowledges Healthcare Facilities' Sustainability Efforts

Ten healthcare facilities earned the 2023 Sustainability Champion Award.

8/16/2023



What Alternatives Exist for Traditional Storage Tank Water Heaters?

Water heater manufacturers discuss alternatives to storage tank water heaters.

7/28/2023



Occupancy Sensor Benefits for Healthcare Facilities

Occupancy sensors play a role in optimizing space management and reducing energy consumption

7/27/2023



Reducing Energy Demand and Decarbonizing Healthcare Facilities

Improving the energy efficiency of healthcare facilities will help offset rising energy costs and improve resilience in these uncertain times.

7/19/2023



What are the Best Plants to Use in Biophilic Design?

Good biophilic design marries interior and exterior, space and site.

6/27/2023



Should Hospitals Add Electric Vehicle Charging Stations?

With electric vehicle usage climbing up, hospitals might look to outfit their facilities with charging stations.

6/15/2023



Raw Wastewater Energy Transfer System Reduces Hospital's Emissions

University Health Network’s Toronto Western Hospital and Krembil Discovery Tower get beneficial results from WET system.

6/8/2023



Designers Rely on Empathy to Create Sustainable Buildings

Designers are thinking about future generations when building new healthcare facilities.

6/6/2023



Heat Pump Installation Reduces Costs, Improves Efficiencies

University Health Network’s Bickle Center finds success with heat recovery alternative.

6/1/2023



What Kinds of Energy Efficient Technologies Can Hospitals Use?

From LED lighting to building automation systems, there are many types of technology that hospitals can employ.

5/23/2023



What Kinds of Energy Efficient Technologies Can Hospitals Use?

From LED lighting to building automation systems, there are many types of technology that hospitals can employ.

5/1/2023



Valley Children's Healthcare Details New Net-Zero Environmental Strategy

The organization aims to reduce its emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

4/27/2023



WellSpan Turns Plastic to Construction Materials

WellSpan Hospital has partnered with Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration to turn plastic waste into concrete.

4/26/2023



How Can the Inflation Reduction Act Benefit Healthcare Facilities?

Within the IRA was an enhancement to the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction.

4/13/2023



Medical Office Building is Nation's First Net-Zero Healthcare Facility

Achieving net-zero building status required a two-part design combining energy efficiency and on-site renewable energy.

3/27/2023



UCI Health's Efforts to Heal the Environment

Green efforts have targeted sustainable electricity, reduced medical gas use and electric grounds equipment.

3/22/2023



Sunrise Senior Living Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management

The rating goes for all of Sunrise’s 270-plus communities in the U.S. and Canada.

3/13/2023



Checklist for Decarbonizing Healthcare Facilities

Decarbonization has drawn attention from managers seeking to achieve their organizations’ sustainability goals.

2/21/2023



Strategies for Decarbonizing Healthcare

Healthcare facilities managers should be aware of the benefits of driving sustainable initiatives and should be a part of the solution to climate change.

2/13/2023



Strategic Planning for Sustainable Healthcare

Managers’ decisions surrounding environmental initiatives will have a direct impact on patients, associates and communities.

12/28/2022



Lowering Carbon Emissions: Guidance for Hospitals 

Primary purpose is to aid managers of existing buildings in planning retrofit and operational strategies to achieve deep carbon reductions.

12/22/2022



Benefits of Zen Gardens for Hospital Patients and Workers

Studies show that being close to nature improves the healing process and increases job satisfaction.

11/29/2022



Using Biophilia for Healing

Biophilic design speeds recovery rates, reduces stress and decreases dependency on medication.

11/22/2022



Small Hospital Investments Can Aid in Sustainable Initiatives

Report chronicles efforts of hospitals that took a variety of successful approaches to shrinking their carbon footprints.

11/11/2022



Hand Dryers Offer a Sustainable Alternative

Hand dryers help drive a sustainable message.

11/3/2022



Healthcare Facilities at Risk of More Climate Events if Emissions Aren't Reduced

Negligent climate actions are taking years off of people’s lives.

11/2/2022



Upgrading IAQ Systems Without Compromising Energy Efficiency

Improving air quality should not interfere with sustainability goals.

11/1/2022



UPMC Aims to Cut Emissions by 50 Percent

UPMC’s goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

10/12/2022



Towel Dispensers Pivot to Become More Sustainable

Towel dispenser manufacturers are answering the call to become more sustainable.

9/22/2022



Green Measures Benefit Students' Air Quality

Air purifiers in classrooms reduced indoor pollution concentrations by up to 57 percent.

9/9/2022



WELL Certification Covers 600 Senior Living Communities

Facilities represent more than 30 million square feet and a more than fourfold adoption increase in the sector since a year ago.

8/22/2022



New Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Promotes Sustainability

The guide helps managers navigate economic, regulatory, resourcing, and infrastructure issues.

8/18/2022



Healthcare Industry Drives Demand in 3D Printing

The global healthcare additive manufacturing market is expected to grow 22.6 percent by 2030.

8/1/2022



Green Seal to Prohibit PFAS In All Green Seal Cleaning Products

Green Seal’s updated cleaning and personal care product standards now prohibit all approximately 12,000 chemicals in this class.

7/25/2022



 
 
 


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