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Vinyl Sustainability Council Issues Call for Medical PVC Recycling Pilot Program Participants

Vinyl Sustainability Council has issued a call for participants for a new U.S. Medical PVC Recycling Pilot Program. Interested hospitals, recyclers and logistics organizations can sign up on the VSC’s webpage. The pilot initiative aims to divert products from landfills and encourage the recycling of nonhazardous medical PVC devices in hospitals. Pilot participants will be identified by the end of June for a program launch in 2022. Read More …

HHS Launches Pledge Initiative to Mobilize Healthcare Sector to Reduce Emissions

The Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the White House, is issuing a call to action for healthcare stakeholders to commit to tackling the climate crisis through a new initiative aimed at reducing emissions across the healthcare sector. Read More …

GBI announces 2021 Green Globes Awards in Virtual Awards Ceremony on Earth Day

VA Boston Healthcare System Research Service has been named 2021 Green Globes Project of the Year by the Green Building Initiative during a virtual awards ceremony April 22, in honor of Earth Day. The Sustainable Interiors project earned a Four Green Globes rating, the highest level of recognition under the Green Globes certification system. Read More …

LCMC Health Invests in Energy Efficiencies Projected to Save $8 Million Annually

LCMC Health celebrates Earth Day with its “LCMC Health Green” project. In 2021, the healthcare system partnered with Bernhard to enter into a 15-year agreement to provide Energy-as-a-Service solutions at seven of LCMC Health’s regional facilities. Read More …

Providence Health Center – Reeds Crossing Mock-Up Gets New Home  

An enclosure mock-up from the Providence Health Center – Reed’s Crossing project was donated to a local nonprofit organization, Play Grow Learn. Mock-ups are used by both the contractor and the architect to test performance, material compatibility and design aesthetic. Read More …

First Estimate of Healthcare’s Global Climate Footprint Established

Establishing the first-ever estimate of healthcare’s global climate footprint, the new report, “Health care climate footprint,” finds healthcare’s footprint is equivalent to 4.4% of global net emissions (2 gigatons of carbon dioxide equivalent). Read More …

Joint Venture MOB in Illinois Earns LEED Gold

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Rush Oak Brook LEED Gold certification. Rush Oak Brook, located in Oak Brook, Illinois, is a joint venture between Rush University Medical Center and Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, a private practice physician group whose members Read More …

Emory University Hospital Tower Earns LEED Award for Healthy, Green Building Design

The Emory University Hospital Tower in Atlanta, Georgia, has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first Emory Healthcare building to be LEED certified at Emory. Read More …

LATICRETE Wins 2019 Coverings Installation & Design Award

LATICRETE has been recognized as a winner of the 2019 Coverings Installation & Design Awards in the Special Recognition-Institutional category for its craftsmanship and technical know-how involved with completing the new main building of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Northern California. Read More …

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