Sustainable Operations

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



 
 
 


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