Focus: Facility Design

Eco-friendly strategies for healthcare facilities

October 31, 2019

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.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Architecture

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

California hospital resumes services for elective procedures after wildfire

The hospital reopened Nov. 5 for full inpatient and emergency care services after having been evacuated for nine days


Focus: New Construction

Florida hospital system to invest $600 million into three 'wellness villages'

Each ‘village’ will have different healthcare concepts, including fitness and medical offices


Focus: Security

Survey: Healthcare facilities not keeping up with hackers

96 percent of IT professionals say data attackers are outpacing healthcare facilities in effectiveness


Focus: New Construction

Case study: UW Health Heart & Vascular Center at ProHealth Care

Make sure your risk assessment and scenario planning are up to date and accurate


Making the case for wellness-supporting design

When health and wellness strategies dovetail with sustainability, the financial justification argument is becoming much stronger


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.