A Servicon report suggests four ways for healthcare facilities to become more sustainable.
Healthcare sector partners represent 495 million square feet of space, collectively saving $310 million since 2011.
The initiative challenges private healthcare systems to meet or exceed emissions goals and build facility resilience.
Managers can prevent problems by understanding water piping materials and causes of corrosion
Aspirus Wausau Hospital earned recognition in the foundation’s third year of the program.
More healthcare facilities are looking to add 3D-printing services within their operations.
Understanding how and how much facilities use water is critical in curtailing waste and cutting utility costs
Paint manufacturers discuss the reasons sustainable paint choices matter in facilities
Strategy contributes to waste-reduction strategy with source reduction, efficient design and standardization
Beginning in 2023, 10 percent of system’s total electricity purchased from DTE will come from Michigan-made renewable energy
Survey finds growing demand for landscape planning and design solutions to climate change
1.5-million-square-foot facility is world's largest project to achieve LEED v4 Healthcare Gold certification
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities use about 7 percent of the total water use in U.S. facilities
Educational resource addresses EV charging infrastructure and building codes
Topics included green revolving funds and financing, renewables procurement, goal setting and collaboration on energy efficiency, and building operations during the pandemic
Facilities rely on robust energy codes to enhance resilience and mitigate impacts of climate change
Integrated pest management is a science-based decision-making framework that emphasizes pest prevention and least-toxic control measures
Healthcare industry has recognized that the environmental footprint from widespread use of plastics, especially packaging, is significant
New office will prod hospitals to cut carbon emissions and provide greener, more environmentally friendly medical care
Healthcare sector produces 10 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions
Adopting reusable masks can dramatically cut environmental impact of PPE waste
Researcher discussed industry's effect on climate and actions to improve sustainability
Hospitals cut emissions 18 percent between 2011 and 2019 even as they added space
Topics to include strategic energy management planning, new technologies and innovative funding mechanisms
C-PACE provides lower-cost access to energy and water saving technologies, along with resilience measures and alternative energy
Materials protecting people from illness could cause long-term harm to public health and planet
Two issues spurred growth of microgrids: broader higher-acuity care and increased threat of natural disasters
Clinics and hospitals are among nation's top consumers of single-use plastics
Modern hospitals are high energy users because of large plug loads from medical devices, lighting, and HVAC
Group is teaming up with 29 other EV cooperatives to create a regional charging network