Sustainable Operations - April 2013

Kaiser Permanente wins national awards for environmental practices

Kaiser Permanente has received 29 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards for 2013.


Hospital plans to profit from recycling packaging used for surgical equipment

Massachusetts General Hospital is starting a pilot program to recycle and sell blue wrap used in operating rooms to package surgical equipment.


Medical center takes big energy efficiency step with lighting retrofit

When the Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, Ga., began pursuing Energy Star certification in 2004, it became apparent that a lighting retrofit involving almost 12,000 lamps and ballasts on the 1.6-million-square-foot campus was a necessary step.


Effects of climate change may pose business risk for healthcare facilities

Healthcare facilities need resiliency in design and operations to be prepared for extreme weather.


Hospitals could slash energy use through careful equipment purchasing

Advances in the energy efficiency of medical equipment can significantly cut plug loads in hospitals, and should be factored into purchasing decisions.


Practice Greenhealth offers webinar on risks of flame retardants

Practice Greenhealth will host a webinar on flame retardants on April 3 at 2 p.m. Eastern.



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