Top 5 Green Building Strategies for hospitals and health care address energy and lighting efficiencies, water efficiency, flooring and indoor air quality. From the federal EPA, 2007
Sustainable design toolkit integrating environmental and health principles and practices into the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of healthcare facilities. The Green Guide contains a range of tools to help healthcare organizations to create high performance healing environments. Includes ASHE's Green Healthcare Construction Guidance. Free download available to registered users.
Description by Clare Cooper Marcus, Professor Emeritus (Architecture and Landscape) UC-Berkeley of principles and considerations for establishing hospital gardens. Appeared in Interdisciplinary Design and Research e-Journal, January, 2007. Benefits begin with stress reduction, but hardly end there.
Compilation of research summaries on design issues, renovation and construction for a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, nursing homes/LTC (including Green House), assisted living, surgery/ OR suites, rehab, wellness centers, and more. InformeDesign developed by American Society of Interior Designers and the University of Minnesota
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American College of Radiology (ACR) guidance document for safe MR practices, 2013 as published by AJR. Updates the prior 2002 and 2004 white papers and 2007 Guidance. Anyone who remembers the horrific 2001 accident in Valhalla, NY, will want to learn about magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite design, personnel screening and three staff classifications, device & object screening, signs & labeling, adverse event prevention, four zones and more
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the EPA and Stony Brook University Hospital (NY) outlines agreements relative to waste reduction and other green environmental practices. Reportedly the first such agreement in US, signed August 2009