Swedish hospital raising the bar on sustainability

November 24, 2014

Sweden’s Karolinska University Hospital is raising the bar on sustainability with features including resource-efficient materials, low energy designs, smart processing of chemical waste and a cutting-edge HVAC system, according to an article on The Guardian.

“Improving patient outcomes while respecting the environment is fundamental to our hospital and will be a key factor in our future success,” said Professor Johan Permert, Karolinska’s director of development and innovation. 

“We’re under increasing pressure to provide a higher quality of care while using fewer resources and saving costs, so it’s vital that we continually broaden our thinking by forming innovation partnerships with like-minded partners.”

Karolinska only partners with suppliers that fulfill strict environmental criteria, the article said.

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