Flexibility is key to healthcare’s new sustainability, according to an article on the Medical Construction & Design website. A green facility's infrastructure must meet today’s and tomorrow’s compliance and operational requirements
New forms of sustainability lead following trends including:
• Outsourcing. Large healthcare institutions are outsourcing the building and operations of their central utility plant to provide electrical energy, chilled water, steam and hot water.
• Photovoltaics. Roofs, parking structures or lots and building façades are all areas that arrays can be installed.