Interior strategies for sustainable healthcare facilities

July 10, 2018

LED lighting offers multiple benefits for patients, staff, and the hospital’s bottom line, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website. 

LEDs cut energy use, and the fixtures are more controllable. Moreover, the streamlined design of LED fixtures means less dust collecting on fixtures and less cleaning.

Sustainable interior design also means keeping track of the toxicity of materials and cleaning agents. 

Healthcare facilities can preserve indoor air quality by using tools such as the Red List and Declare labels, compiled by International Living Future Institute.  The Red List contains commonly used chemicals that pollute the environment, reach toxic concentrations as they move up the food chain, and harm people using them. The Declare label identifies “Red List Free” materials

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