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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 …

Health Care Without Harm Releases Guidance Document for Resilient Healthcare Flooring

Resilient flooring is a popular choice for floor covering in healthcare facilities due to its durability, ease of cleaning and routine maintenance, low cost, comfort and the broad range of available designs. Resilient flooring manufacturers use a range of feedstock materials to make their products, from synthetic  Read More …

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 …

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 …

Health Care Climate Council to Present Webinar on Prepping for Extreme Weather Events

The Health Care Climate Council will present a free webinar, “Climate Resilience and Using the Toolkit,” 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25. The webinar is the next in a three-part series — Resilience, Leadership/Divestment and Mitigation/Renewables. Read More …

Health Care Without Harm Launches Commitment to Tackle Climate Change

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Health Care Without Harm, sponsored by the Skoll Foundation, recently unveiled a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative to reduce healthcare’s carbon footprint in order to protect public health from climate change. Read More …

Boston Hospitals Cut Energy Use by 6% Despite Facility Growth

BOSTON, Mass. — As a result of energy conservation and efficiency, Boston hospitals have cut energy use by 6 percent over the last three years, despite expanding their real estate footprint, patient care and more extreme weather, according to a recent report. Read More …

Healthcare Sector Moves Away from Flame Retardants in Upholstered Furniture

Chicago, Ill. — Advocate Health Care, Beaumont Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center and University Hospitals recently announced they will stop purchasing furniture treated with toxic flame-retardant chemicals. Combined, these four health systems represent 7,000 patient beds throughout Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio. Read More …

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