Sustainable Operations

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


Biden Pushes To Curtail Emissions from Healthcare Facilities

New office will prod hospitals to cut carbon emissions and provide greener, more environmentally friendly medical care

9/8/2021


Healthcare Takes Heavy Toll on Environment: Study

Healthcare sector produces 10 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions

7/26/2021


Mask Use in Healthcare Taking Toll on Environment

Adopting reusable masks can dramatically cut environmental impact of PPE waste

7/23/2021


Healthcare Facilities Renew Focus on Sustainable Operations

Researcher discussed industry's effect on climate and actions to improve sustainability

7/16/2021


Boston Hospitals’ Greenhouse Gas Cuts Fall Short: Report

Hospitals cut emissions 18 percent between 2011 and 2019 even as they added space

7/13/2021


Groups To Foster Sustainability in Safety-Net Hospitals

Topics to include strategic energy management planning, new technologies and innovative funding mechanisms

6/16/2021


Program Enables Energy, Water Efficiency in New Hospital

C-PACE provides lower-cost access to energy and water saving technologies, along with resilience measures and alternative energy

5/10/2021


Sustainability, Waste Management and COVID-19

Materials protecting people from illness could cause long-term harm to public health and planet

4/13/2021


Microgrids Help Ensure System’s Sustainability

Two issues spurred growth of microgrids: broader higher-acuity care and increased threat of natural disasters

4/12/2021


Hospitals Renew Efforts To Cut Waste

Clinics and hospitals are among nation's top consumers of single-use plastics

4/9/2021


Can High-Tech Healthcare Be Sustainable?

Modern hospitals are high energy users because of large plug loads from medical devices, lighting, and HVAC

3/23/2021


Campaign Seeks To Increase Installation of EV Charging Stations

Group is teaming up with 29 other EV cooperatives to create a regional charging network

1/25/2021



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