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This comes as a growing body of evidence indicates short-chain PFAS are just as hazardous.
Sustainability is a hot button issue that is sticking around in healthcare.
Evaluating the many variables behind material selection can be overwhelming. One strategy incorporates research on material sustainability.
Congresswoman Jayapal and Senator Markey have moved to introduce the legislation.
Ten healthcare facilities earned the 2023 Sustainability Champion Award.
Water heater manufacturers discuss alternatives to storage tank water heaters.
Occupancy sensors play a role in optimizing space management and reducing energy consumption
Improving the energy efficiency of healthcare facilities will help offset rising energy costs and improve resilience in these uncertain times.
Good biophilic design marries interior and exterior, space and site.
With electric vehicle usage climbing up, hospitals might look to outfit their facilities with charging stations.
University Health Network’s Toronto Western Hospital and Krembil Discovery Tower get beneficial results from WET system.
Designers are thinking about future generations when building new healthcare facilities.
University Health Network’s Bickle Center finds success with heat recovery alternative.
From LED lighting to building automation systems, there are many types of technology that hospitals can employ.
The organization aims to reduce its emissions by 50 percent by 2030.
WellSpan Hospital has partnered with Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration to turn plastic waste into concrete.
Within the IRA was an enhancement to the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction.
Achieving net-zero building status required a two-part design combining energy efficiency and on-site renewable energy.
Green efforts have targeted sustainable electricity, reduced medical gas use and electric grounds equipment.
The rating goes for all of Sunrise’s 270-plus communities in the U.S. and Canada.
Decarbonization has drawn attention from managers seeking to achieve their organizations’ sustainability goals.
Healthcare facilities managers should be aware of the benefits of driving sustainable initiatives and should be a part of the solution to climate change.
Managers’ decisions surrounding environmental initiatives will have a direct impact on patients, associates and communities.
Primary purpose is to aid managers of existing buildings in planning retrofit and operational strategies to achieve deep carbon reductions.
Studies show that being close to nature improves the healing process and increases job satisfaction.
Biophilic design speeds recovery rates, reduces stress and decreases dependency on medication.
Report chronicles efforts of hospitals that took a variety of successful approaches to shrinking their carbon footprints.
Hand dryers help drive a sustainable message.
Negligent climate actions are taking years off of people’s lives.
Improving air quality should not interfere with sustainability goals.
UPMC’s goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Towel dispenser manufacturers are answering the call to become more sustainable.
Air purifiers in classrooms reduced indoor pollution concentrations by up to 57 percent.
Facilities represent more than 30 million square feet and a more than fourfold adoption increase in the sector since a year ago.
The guide helps managers navigate economic, regulatory, resourcing, and infrastructure issues.
The global healthcare additive manufacturing market is expected to grow 22.6 percent by 2030.
Green Seal’s updated cleaning and personal care product standards now prohibit all approximately 12,000 chemicals in this class.
ASHE will recognize these facilities at its Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition.
The American Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics expressed their disappointment in the most recent sustainability ruling.
Commission has pledged to reduce its emissions by a minimum of 50 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
The best time to start winterizing sidewalks and parking lots is during the summer.
Arbor Day Foundation names Aspirus Wausau Hospital a Tree Campus Healthcare institution.
More healthcare facilities managers are looking to stock up on sustainable ice melt products before winter arrives.
A report by Association of Medical Device Reprocessors found that healthcare facilities can save money and reduce waste by extending the life of single-use medical devices.
As part of effort, Kaiser Permanente joined U.S. Health and Human Services climate pledge, launched to mobilize healthcare sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
More healthcare facilities are looking for ways to safely and sustainably dispose of medical waste.
Healthcare facilities have come under greater scrutiny and pressure in recent years to operate more sustainably.
A Servicon report suggests four ways for healthcare facilities to become more sustainable.
Healthcare sector partners represent 495 million square feet of space, collectively saving $310 million since 2011.
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