EPA Releases Top Five Green Building Strategies for Healthcare
By CP Editorial Staff October 2007 - Energy EfficiencyThe Pacific Southwest Regional Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked with architects, designers, engineers, healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals to identify the "Top 5 Green Building Strategies for Healthcare" that support the Joint Commission’s Environment of Care objectives. The strategies combine enhanced community reputation, benefits to the environment, patients and staff, and cost competitiveness.
The overview summarizes the benefits and case-study results for each of the five green building strategies. Following are the descriptions and case studies for each strategy. To view all files, go to http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/p2/greenbldg.html.