In collaboration with Health Care Without Harm, Arup has estimated the healthcare sector’s global climate footprint, establishing for the first time the significance of healthcare’s contribution to the climate emergency.
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Green hospital concepts will play an important part in the curative process in time to come. Instead of being referred to as a place that houses healthcare amenities, hospitals of tomorrow will now focus on wellness and be transformed into welcoming spaces to get well.
The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (The Coalition) is pleased to announce the seventh year of the Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS) program and is extending an invitation for all hospitals to participate! Last year we had submissions from across Canada and internationally.
The sustainability craze has reached the healthcare industry, as designers look to build new, state-of-the-art “green” facilities and existing hospitals upgrade their energy policies. Jeff Hull, director of architecture, construction, and real estate with Idaho based St. Luke’s Health System discusses five steps the hospital design team took to increase sustainability of the new facility at St. Luke’s Magic Valley in Twin Falls, Idaho.