One of the challenges designers face is finding non-chemical building materials to create healthier interiors in healthcare facilities.
Can sustainable healthcare facility construction and operation practices save more than $5 billion over the next 5 years? And if so, why aren't more facilities adopting sustainable efforts?
In October, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) published a new guide to help architects more accurately predict future energy consumption in current building projects.
According to a December 2012 article in Health Facilities Management magazine, key players involved in healthcare facilities say hospitals are in a prime position within the next five years to make sustainability part of their mission and business plan.