Strategies for green product selection in healthcare facilities

Beyond cost and performance, facility managers must consider a range of environmental factors in the products


At a green building conference a few years ago, Dr. Claudia Miller, assistant dean of the University of Texas School of Medicine, made a rather bold statement: “Architects have a greater ability to improve public health than medical professionals,” she said.

The same could certainly be said for facility managers according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website. That’s because facility managers are the ones who choose products on an ongoing basis for the life-cycle of the facility.

Decisions facility managers make regarding products brought into a facility have a profound effect on the health and wellness of patients and staff, as well as on the overall quality of the environment, both indoor and for the world at large.

But it’s not always easy to wade through the din to ensure product criteria and standards developed, and the products selected as a result, are truly doing no harm.

Beyond cost and performance, facility managers must consider a range of environmental factors in the products. Here are three strategies to consider for getting the best results.

Read the article. 



August 20, 2018


Topic Area: Environmental Services


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