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Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, under construction 40 miles northeast of Atlanta, is one of the leading sustainable hospitals in the U.S., featuring an innovative use of a geothermal system, reclaimed “purple pipe” water for irrigation and “dark sky” lighting to reduce light pollution.  Rendering: HGA Architects and Engineers

Fresh Perspectives: The human scale in sustainable healthcare design

The healthcare industry is undergoing major changes, propelled by new models for delivering healthcare with a growing emphasis on wellness and preventive care. Sustainable design for healthcare is likewise evolving. There is an emerging focus on creating spaces that promote patient health and community well-being.  Read More …

An isometric schematic view of the automated trash, recycling and soiled linen collection and transport system being installed in the new Sanford Medical Center Fargo in Fargo, North Dakota. The facility is slated for completion in 2016.

Hospital Waste Management: Automated systems, sustainable operations and infection control

Hospital waste and soiled linen streams are large, complex and a source of concern for infection risk, high operational costs and inefficiency. Increasingly, hospitals consider waste management one of the most important sustainable building practices, second only to improving energy efficiency. Read More …

This 450,000-square-foot expansion of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children features large, single-patient rooms, a new emergency department, family centered services and amenities, a healing garden and efficiently designed “neighborhoods” of rooms that reduce noise.

Sustainable Synergies: Water reclamation strategy becomes reality

Alfred I. duPont believed “It is the duty of everyone in the world to do what is in his power to alleviate human suffering.” The charitable trust established through his will became the Nemours Foundation, an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida, Read More …

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Measure Up: New database, tracking to supercharge project planning, delivery and LEED projects

The results are in. For the past three years, the Construction Industry Institute at the University of Texas, Austin has been building a secure national database of healthcare facility project metrics. Read More …

Photo: Paul Burk

Stewards of Green: Danbury Hospital’s new patient tower

The practice of sustainable design was initiated nearly 50 years ago by landscape architects who focused on design respectful of the natural environment and a balanced ecology. This was followed by a national wake-up call to conserve energy caused by the 1970s’ “oil crisis,” which was largely economically and politically driven.

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ED Expansion Marks Major Milestone

COVINGTON, La. — St. Tammany Parish Hospital marked a milepost in its multiphase emergency department and 3 North expansion with the opening of a new ambulance entrance and its new ED and trauma rooms. Read More …

PMC Breaks Ground for Construction of New Hospital

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center CEO Warren Browner, M.D., MPH was joined by San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and several members of the Board of Supervisors to celebrate construction of the new state-of-the-art, seismically safe hospital at the St. Luke’s campus at Cesar Chavez and Valencia Streets. Read More …


CoxHealth Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cox Medical Center Branson

CoxHealth and CBRE Healthcare announced the ribbon cutting of the new Cox Medical Center Branson expansion and renovation project. Read More …


McGrath & Associates Renovates Breast HealthCare Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — BJC HealthCare has contracted McGrath & Associates as general contractor on a $1.2-million renovation of the Breast HealthCare Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Construction began in May and will be complete in January 2015. OWH is the architect. Read More …

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