The healthcare industry must throw out our staid assumptions and safety nets to identify areas where we can reduce our own impact as well, according to an article on the HC+O News website.
Two of the most common healthcare industry assumptions that should be re-evaluated include:
Follow the energy code. Whether required or not hospital systems should mandate that their own facilities will meet code expectations, no matter the up-front investment required in research and development.
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