Innovative approaches to sustainable hospital design are informed by the particular characteristics of the healthcare industry, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FaciltiesNet website.
Innovations in hospital design are taking place on four fronts: energy efficiency, building envelope design, interior design and health and wellness.
In each case, sustainable strategies are being used to achieve another important goal: improving patient satisfaction.
For instance, control over temperature and lighting is often being put in the hands of patients.
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