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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 …

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 …

HPRC, Stanford Conclude Clinical Recycling Pilot

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council and Stanford Hospital & Clinics have concluded a six-month pilot study that analyzes data related to recyclable material types, volumes and flow through nine hospital departments, as well as documents clinical recycling processes and lessons learned. Read More …

Ames Family Hospice House Awarded LEED Gold Certification

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Western Reserve’s Ames Family Hospice House has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The 40,000-square-foot patient care center achieved LEED Gold for energy use, lighting, water and material use, as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. Read More …

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