VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

The nearly 400,000 military veterans in Colorado will soon have a new Veterans Affairs-managed hospital to seek medical attention – and a green one at that.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District declared the construction of the new campus substantially complete in January 2018.

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

The new main building at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been awarded LEED platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., which opened in December 2017, is one of just five new...

China hospital first to earn LEED gold

A Chinese hospital has become the country’s first health care facility to earn LEED gold certification. Jiahui International Hospital in Xuhui District was recognized in the area of health care construction, reports Shine. Built and promoted by USGBC (U.S. Green...

Penn State medical center honored for sustainability

Penn State medical center honored for sustainability

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has received two awards for its sustainable practices from the United States Green Building Council Central Pennsylvania (USGBC). The medical center received the honors at the Forever Green awards ceremony hosted by...

Survey: Health care facility power systems unequipped for digital age

Survey: Health care facility power systems unequipped for digital age

More than half of hospitals’ power systems built before benefits, demands of IoT known

Wisconsin hospital earns gold environmental certification

Wisconsin hospital earns gold environmental certification

University of Wisconsin Health at The American Center has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first health care building in the state to do so. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

Boston Medical Center winds down inaugural rooftop farm season

Boston Medical Center winds down inaugural rooftop farm season

The Boston Medical Center, Boston University’s affiliated teaching hospital, is winding down its first growing season on the center’s new rooftop farm with thousands of pounds of fresh, farmed produce. Timothy Viall, a spokesperson for the Boston Medical Center, said...

AIA selects 7 projects for Healthcare Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the AIA Healthcare Design Awards program. The award program showcases the best health care building design and health care design-oriented research. Projects exhibit...

Light-filled cancer center harnesses nature's healing power

Light-filled cancer center harnesses nature's healing power

The healing powers of nature have been put to good use in the recently completed Maggie’s Oldham. London-based architecture studio dRMM completed the cross-laminated timber building, one of the United Kingdom’s many Maggie’s Centers that provide free practical, emotional and...

$4 million awarded for geothermal deep direct-use feasibility studies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $4 million in funding for six geothermal deep direct-use (DDU) research projects to conduct feasibility studies of large scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems and cascaded surface technologies, according to a...

Fla. health care campus earns LEED gold

Fla. health care campus earns LEED gold

Lakeland Regional Health’s recently opened Grasslands campus has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which recognizes buildings that are designed and built and operated “for improved environmental and human health performance.“ Construction of the Grasslands campus...

Acute care hospital a gold facility

Acute care hospital a gold facility

Humber River Hospital, one of Canada's largest acute care hospitals, has earned LEED gold certification through the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Considered one of the most energy efficient acute care hospitals in North America, officials said Humber River Hospital...

Conn. hospital aims to go green with new building

Conn. hospital aims to go green with new building

Stamford Hospital’s new building is designed to take only as many breaths as it needs. As they prepared to observe Earth Day this past week, officials with the Connecticut hospital said their institution’s flagship 650,000-square-foot structure that opened last September...

Mass. health plan earns top environmental honors for Boston office

Mass. health plan earns top environmental honors for Boston office

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) recently received top honors from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the design of its corporate headquarters, making it the largest project in New England and 12th largest in the nation...

Hospitals can save millions with sustainability programs

Hospitals can save millions with sustainability programs

More and more health care systems these days are focusing on sustainability to cut their imprints and save money. Hospitals are the second greatest commercial energy user behind commercial food services, according to advocacy group Practice Greenhealth, emitting roughly 8...

New lighting products shed light on patient rooms

New lighting products shed light on patient rooms

Hubbell Lighting, a leader in lighting innovation, has unveiled two products the company says will improve the value of traditional fixtures in the patient rooms at health care facilities. While many current solutions were converted to solid-state from fluorescent, Hubbell...

Students build solar devices for rural hospital in Africa

Students build solar devices for rural hospital in Africa

A group of graduate students at Grand Valley State University recently created devices that provide solar power when electricity fails at a rural hospital in Malawi. They then made the 22-hour trip to southeastern Africa to deliver and install the...

Africa's first LEED-certified hospital offers green-building lessons

Africa's first LEED-certified hospital offers green-building lessons

When Ghana commissioned a new hospital for its capital city Accra, the West African nation hoped to earn LEED certification, a prestigious rating of environmentally minded buildings. But "they believed there was very little hope for us to achieve it,"...

Tunable LED patient-room lighting offers energy efficiency, more

Tunable LED patient-room lighting offers energy efficiency, more

Health care accounts for 9 percent of the energy used in U.S. commercial buildings, and lighting represents the largest electricity use in all of health care, according to the Department of Energy. But as scientists learn more about light’s nonvisual...

Canadian hospital a 'golden' facility

Canadian hospital a 'golden' facility

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for new construction with the Canada Green Building Council, reports the Oakville Beaver. LEED is a nationally-recognized certification program for the design, operation and...

Showing (1 - 20) of 45

Find Us On:


NEWS

Get the latest news & insights

RESOURCES

TRENDING

RESEARCH CENTERS