Sustainable Operations

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


ASHE Recognizes Sustainable Hospitals

ASHE will recognize these facilities at its Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition.

7/15/2022


Medical Groups Condemn SCOTUS Over EPA Ruling

The American Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics expressed their disappointment in the most recent sustainability ruling.

7/13/2022


Joint Commission Joins Decarbonization Effort

Commission has pledged to reduce its emissions by a minimum of 50 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

7/13/2022


Warmer Weather Means It's Time to Winterize Facilities

The best time to start winterizing sidewalks and parking lots is during the summer.

6/30/2022


Hospital Earns Recognition for Tree-Planting Project

Arbor Day Foundation names Aspirus Wausau Hospital a Tree Campus Healthcare institution.

6/30/2022


Sustainable Ice Melts are the Product of the Future

More healthcare facilities managers are looking to stock up on sustainable ice melt products before winter arrives.

6/16/2022


Hospitals Can Save Money by Reprocessing Single-Use Medical Devices

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.

6/13/2022


Kaiser Permanente Pledges to Reach Net Zero by 2050

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.

6/10/2022


Properly Disposing of Medical Waste Plays a Role in Climate Change

More healthcare facilities are looking for ways to safely and sustainably dispose of medical waste.

6/7/2022


3 Water-Savings Strategies in Healthcare

Healthcare facilities have come under greater scrutiny and pressure in recent years to operate more sustainably.

6/6/2022


4 Ways Healthcare Facilities Can Scale Back on Water Usage

A Servicon report suggests four ways for healthcare facilities to become more sustainable.

5/23/2022


Better Buildings Spotlights Healthcare Facilities Sustainability

Healthcare sector partners represent 495 million square feet of space, collectively saving $310 million since 2011.

5/6/2022


New HHS Initiative Address Climate Change

The initiative challenges private healthcare systems to meet or exceed emissions goals and build facility resilience.

4/29/2022


Troubleshooting Pin-Hole Leaks in Healthcare Piping Systems

Managers can prevent problems by understanding water piping materials and causes of corrosion

4/26/2022


Hospital Earns Recognition from Arbor Day Foundation

Aspirus Wausau Hospital earned recognition in the foundation’s third year of the program.

3/22/2022


Healthcare Looks to Expand 3D Printing in 2022

More healthcare facilities are looking to add 3D-printing services within their operations.

2/23/2022


Water-Conservation Strategies for Healthcare Facilities

Understanding how and how much facilities use water is critical in curtailing waste and cutting utility costs

2/15/2022


How To Make Sustainable Paint Choices

Paint manufacturers discuss the reasons sustainable paint choices matter in facilities

1/10/2022


Case Study: Bottom-Line Sustainability with Modular Casework

Strategy contributes to waste-reduction strategy with source reduction, efficient design and standardization

1/3/2022


Henry Ford Health Partnership Aims To Cut Emissions

Beginning in 2023, 10 percent of system’s total electricity purchased from DTE will come from Michigan-made renewable energy

12/30/2021


Landscapes Become Focus of Climate Change Strategies

Survey finds growing demand for landscape planning and design solutions to climate change

11/24/2021


Penn Medicine’s Pavilion Raises Bar for Sustainable Healthcare

1.5-million-square-foot facility is world's largest project to achieve LEED v4 Healthcare Gold certification

11/5/2021


WaterSense Provides Guidance on Water Conservation

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities use about 7 percent of the total water use in U.S. facilities

10/20/2021


ICC Resource Supports Inclusion of EVs

Educational resource addresses EV charging infrastructure and building codes

10/4/2021


Forum Targets Healthcare-Higher Education Synergy

Topics included green revolving funds and financing, renewables procurement, goal setting and collaboration on energy efficiency, and building operations during the pandemic

9/30/2021


DOE Resources Support Codes To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Facilities rely on robust energy codes to enhance resilience and mitigate impacts of climate change

9/16/2021


EPA Webinar Targets IPM in Healthcare Facilities

Integrated pest management is a science-based decision-making framework that emphasizes pest prevention and least-toxic control measures

9/15/2021


White Paper Targets Advanced Recycling in Healthcare

Healthcare industry has recognized that the environmental footprint from widespread use of plastics, especially packaging, is significant

9/13/2021



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