Greener healthcare facilities can impact climate change

January 2, 2020

Some healthcare organizations are responding to the realities of climate change but making changes in how they operate, according to an article on the UCSF website.

For instance, the University of California has committed to achieving climate neutrality at all 10 of its campuses by 2025. 

Also, Kaiser Permanente has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent while increasing membership by 20 percent in part through its use of solar power.

And, after a storm in 2001 halted almost all operations at the Texas Medical Center, the facility built its own new heat and power utility plant at an elevation to avoid flooding.

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