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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 …

Winds of Change: Achieving sustainable design in harsh environments

Harsh environments are geographic areas impacted by climate extremes — heat, cold, drought, flooding and wind. According to the American Meteorological Society, the U.S. experiences “as much or more severe weather than any other country on earth.” As the impacts of the overall rise in global temperatures continue to be felt, the number of areas in the U.S. that can be considered a “harsh” environment will continue to grow. Read More …

Moving Beyond Green: Healthcare’s new sustainability can be found in tomorrow’s trends

Sustainability isn’t just about being “green” anymore. Today’s sustainable hospital has to be efficient in multiple ways while meeting its intended healthcare mission.
It must be flexible — with infrastructure to meet today’s and tomorrow’s compliance and operational requirements. It must be designed for longevity — to operate for more than 50 years and do so effectively. It must be robust enough to support the needs of high-tech staff and administration. Read More …

New Parkland Hospital Wins Distinguished Greenscape Project of the Year

The new Parkland Memorial Hospital campus has received recognition for its LEED Gold-certified buildings and now the hospital’s grounds and landscaping also have been honored, this time as the Distinguished Greenscape Project of the Year by the North Texas Recycling Awards. Read More …

Central Plant at UC San Diego Medical Center Achieves LEED Gold

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The United States Green Building Council has certified the new central plant at UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center as a LEED Gold building, the first stand-alone medical center energy plant to achieve this distinction. Read More …

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