Sustainable Operations

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


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



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