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Eco-friendly strategies for healthcare facilities

U.S. healthcare industry contributes 8 – 10 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions

The U.S. healthcare industry contributes an estimated 8 – 10 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to an article on the Healthcare Construction + Operations website.

Some strategies to make healthcare facilities more ecologically responsible include"

Designing for change – By proactively designing for change, unit by unit renovations can be avoided

Following the Energy Code – Hospital systems should mandate that their own facilities will meet code expectations, no matter the up-front investment required.

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October 31, 2019

Topic Area: Architecture

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