Sustainable Operations

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


New COVID-19 Challenge: Minimizing PPE Waste

Managers seek to reduce the quantity of isolation gowns, gloves and masks discarded after use

1/15/2021


Hospitals Prepare To Issue Service Prices

Hospitals must list standard prices for 300 shoppable services and the lowest prices they will accept

12/11/2020


The Evolution Of Sustainability Post COVID-19

The pandemic has shown how sustainability in facilities must evolve to also include health and wellness strategies for building occupants

11/9/2020


Decarbonizing Healthcare Facilities in a Post-Pandemic World

Decarbonizing a facility in a post-pandemic world first requires hospitals to determine what was changed and how drastically this may have impacted energy use

11/6/2020


LEED Safety First Credits Embraced Quickly

Cleaning, indoor air quality and ventilation rates, and water system recommissioning are also strategies covered in the LEED Safety First credits

10/27/2020


ER Waste Generation Examined

85 percent of all items disposed of as regulated medical waste, did not meet the criteria

10/2/2020


Using Resources Wisely During COVID-19:

Waste and recycling options for healthcare facilities

8/7/2020


New Jersey hospitals revamping supply chains for second wave

System plans to stockpile enough personal protective equipment to last 90 days

7/17/2020


Sustainable hospital design reduces environmental impact while improving performance

By focusing on details such as building orientation, sustainably-sourced materials, better water systems, and increased daylighting, architects can design hospitals that are mindful of the environment

5/26/2020


Project offers a look behind the curtain at WELL, Fitwel, and LEED

A recent project shows how sustainability and health and wellness complement each other

5/12/2020


Maintaining a sustainable future for your healthcare facility

It's not a 'step-one-and-done' process; the ROI can have everyone seeing green

5/11/2020


Green building in 2020 - what you need to know

Four main areas — sustainability, resilience, health and wellness, and value for investors — will be trending in 2020

3/13/2020


The growing demand for transparency in all building spaces

To meet efficiency, optimization and carbon management goals, all the pieces of the puzzle must be considered

1/14/2020


Greener healthcare facilities can impact climate change

Changes in the industry can play a major role in addressing the climate crisis

1/2/2020


Eco-friendly strategies for healthcare facilities

Healthcare industry can identify areas to reduce environmental impact

12/27/2019


California power outage disrupted patient care on Northern Coast

A majority of the state’s counties lost power for portions of October

11/25/2019


U.S. health systems help assess Dorian-damaged Bahamian hospitals

Facilities experts helping determine whether to repair or replace

11/22/2019


Strategies for sustainable grounds

Key sustainability considerations can enable managers to improve the performance and appearance of landscapes

11/13/2019


Going green can save healthcare facilities millions

Analysis estimated that hospitals in the United States create just under 34 pounds of waste per staffed bed per day

11/4/2019


S.C. children's hospital designed to withstand hurricane, earthquake at same time

The new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital may be the safest building on the East Coast

10/28/2019


Healthcare urged to address climate change issues

Climate change is not an imperceptible environmental process, but a bona fide public health crisis in the making

10/24/2019


Hospitals are taking a more proactive approach to managing critical events

Healthcare facilities are working toward high resilience, safeguarding the continuity of services and ensuring the best patient outcomes

10/23/2019


Oregon hospital planning for resiliency

The hospital has considered a variety of methods for resilient alternative power

10/21/2019


Focusing on bond prevention is one sustainable snow strategy

Implementing best practices when using deicers can help keep surfaces clear

9/20/2019


Family sues healthcare center after man dies during Hurricane Harvey

Suit alleges one of its properties was poorly prepared for the storm

9/10/2019


Healthcare industry major source of harmful emissions

Doctors suggest multi-faceted approach to incorporate environmental sustainability into value assessments in healthcare

8/19/2019


Dealing with contamination in recycling programs

Widespread contamination of the recycling stream has resulted in what many are calling a crisis in the U.S. recycling industry

7/23/2019


Time to get serious about a facility's carbon footprint

Buildings are responsible for 40 percent of carbon emissions

7/18/2019


Ohio hospital honored for environmental practices

Health system has developed initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve management of electricity and gas usage and increase recycling of hazardous waste

5/30/2019



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