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ASHE Named a 2017 Energy Star Partner of the Year

CHICAGO, Ill. – The American Society for Healthcare Engineering has been named a 2017 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Energy Efficiency Program Delivery Award winner. ASHE’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. Read More …

Practice Greenhealth’s Sustainability Benchmark Report Shows Strong Progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Practice Greenhealth recently released its eighth annual Sustainability Benchmark Report. The report analyzes data from leading hospitals and health systems across the country, giving a snapshot of trends in environmental performance and sustainability in energy, water, toxics, food and other categories. Read More …

New Healing Green Space for Injured Warriors Will Help Fill Research Gap

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Green Road, a two-acre outdoor healing environment for injured military service members and their families, recently opened at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, in Maryland, the home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. One of the first of its kind on a military base, the Institute for Integrative Health initiative Read More …

‘Living Walls’ Can Play Significant Role in Tackling Toxic Air Hot Spots in Cities

A report called Cities Alive: Green Building Envelope, reviews green infrastructure schemes across five global cities; London, England; Los Angeles, California; Berlin, Germany; Melbourne, Australia and Hong Kong, China to quantify the benefits of green building envelopes. Read More …

Geostellar Launches Nationwide Solar Program

WASHINGTON, D.C., and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Geostellar, an online solar marketplace, announced at Intersolar North America the launch of Solar.Clinic, a program for healthcare systems to go solar and offer solar energy to employees, patients and community members. Read More …

Improving Processes

Lean process improvement designs enhance ICU’s techniques

Thinking of intensive care units usually brings about thoughts of worry for a serious situation. When faced with being in an ICU, either as a patient or visitor, you have to trust that the staff is performing in the best, most efficient way possible. The best utilization of the staff’s time is critical in an ICU department. Read More …

J.M. Electrical, 621 Energy Install Solar PV System at Massachusetts General

LYNNFIELD, Mass. – J.M. Electrical Company, Inc., and solar developer 621 Energy, have recently completed a 476 kilowatt solar photovoltaic energy system installation that will power the Massachusetts General Hospital research and parking facility Read More …

CxEnergy 2016 Final Technical Program Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The #1 commissioning and energy management event of the year – CxEnergy Conference & Expo – provides more topical, in-depth educational sessions than ever for commissioning and energy management professionals. Read More …

Recycle, Reuse: Today’s waste diversion efforts in healthcare construction save green

According to the study Estimating 2003 Building-Related Construction + Demolition Materials Amounts, conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency, 4.34 pounds per square foot of waste is produced for nonresidential new construction. For a 250,000-square-foot medical facility, this equates to roughly 1.1 million pounds of C+D materials that must be removed, recycled or reused. Read More …

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