Sustainable Operations

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


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



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