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Boston Hospitals Lead the Nation in Greenhouse Gas Reductions

BOSTON, Mass. – Boston, Massachusetts-area hospitals advanced public health by cutting their energy greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent between 2011 and 2015, and are on track to reduce 33 percent by 2020, according to a new report released by Health Care Without Harm. The report includes data from hospitals Read More …

Practice Greenhealth Announces Winners of Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards

RESTON, Va. — Practice Greenhealth has announced the winners of its annual Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards. The award recognizes 25 healthcare facilities that exemplify the best in environmental excellence, and the highest standards for environmental practices in healthcare. Read More …

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 …

Gerflor USA Releases Product-Specific EPDs

CHICAGO, Ill. – LEED v4 is here – and it’s changing how healthcare architects and designers consider and specify products. Specifically, environmental product declarations need a more critical eye than ever before. Gerflor USA is making it easier with product-specific EPDs. 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 …

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