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Sustainability Transforms Healthcare Facilities' Design, Construction, and Operations

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Benefits of Sustainability in Healthcare Facilities

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Sustainable Healthcare Case Study: Resilience Complements Sustainability

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SIDEBAR: Water Efficiency Measures at Project Legacy

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VIDEO: Ray Carney on the Benefits of the WELL Building Standard

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Focusing on Wellness Pays Off

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Occupant Health and Wellness: Q&A with Eleni Reed, Chief Greening Officer of GSA’s Public Buildings Service

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LED Technology: Market Watch

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Seven Top-of-Mind Hospital Flooring Considerations

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Facilities Managers Can Help Revolutionize Healthcare

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Advances in LEDs Bring Architectural Performance to Commercial Products

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California Hospital Paves Way for Systemwide LED Exterior Lighting Upgrade

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Change Agent: Albert Manshum Transforms Advocate Health Care's Facilities

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Modular Prefabricated Components Speed Construction, Cut Waste

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Hospital Seeks Turnkey Solution for LED Exterior Lighting Upgrade

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Hospital Officials Specify LEDs for Exterior Lighting Project

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Health Care System Saves More than $1 Million in Maintenance, Energy Costs

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How Hospitals Use Energy

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Energy Efficiency Goals Must Align With Patient Experience

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Green Building Industry Shifts Focus to Humans Within Its Walls

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Sustainability: Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, Fla.

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Renovations and Retrofits: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

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Detroit Hospital Fined for Inadequate Security

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Survey: Lighting Level Affects Nurses’ Ability to Perform Job

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Survey: Lighting Level Affects Nurses’ Ability to Perform Job

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Healthcare Facility Leaders are Aiming for Noise-free Hospitals

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Cell Phone Germs a Concern at Healthcare Facilities

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Maintenance Champions: FMDAA Recipients Announced

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Lux Features Cut From Over-budget Denver VA Hospital

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CDC Offers Guide to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks

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White Paper on Healthcare Energy Savings Available

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Investors Attracted to Healthcare Building Sector

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Retrofits Deliver Bottom-Line Benefits to Healthcare Facilities

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Retrofit Strategy: Managers get Involved from Day One

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Healthcare Facilities Retrofits: Making Available Money Work

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Managers Use Knowledge Gained from Past Retrofit Projects

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Twenty-five Healthcare Facilities Honored for Environmental Excellence

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Healthcare Groups Launch 'Green' Purchasing Co-op

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What Healthcare Facility Professionals Need to Know About the 2012 Life Safety Code

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The Value of Sustainability in Healthcare Facilities

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UPMC Mold Infections Linked to Improper Use of Negative-Pressure Rooms

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Toronto Hospital an All-Digital Healthcare Facility

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Healthcare Accounts for 23% of All Data Breaches

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Minneapolis Healthcare Facility Looks Like an Apple Store

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Tips for More Effective Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

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Healthcare Facilities Need a Building Envelope and HCVAC Strategy for Patients' Well-Being

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New Air Balance Manual includes Chapter on Testing, Balancing Healthcare Facilities

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Rethinking Traditional ED Design

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Savvy Decisions Prevent Flooding Disaster at Medical School

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Vital Hospital Components Considered Vulnerable to Flooding

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New Energy Plant Brings Important Infrastructure Together

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Painstaking Process Bringing New Medical College Energy Plant Online

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Flood-Protection Upgrades Pass First Significant Test

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Internet of Things Growing in Healthcare Facilities

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Managing the Risks and Disruption of Healthcare Construction

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Medical University Improves Maintenance Efficiency with Critical Upgrades

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Are Hand Dryers Germ Spreaders?

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Minnesota Hospitals' Cleanest Patient Rooms Ranked

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Ways Healthcare facilities Can Reduce Their Environmental Footprint

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Louisiana Children's Hospital Breaks Ground

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St. Louis Agency Studying Feasibility of Healthcare Clinics at MetroLink Stations

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Energy Efficient Lighting at Virginia VA Hospital To Help Fund Additional Services

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How Healthcare FMs Achieve Energy Efficiency

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Ways to Save Energy in Healthcare Facilities, Including Heat Recovery

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How Froedtert Healthcare System Has Saved on Energy Costs

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New Orleans' VA hospital Slowly Moves Ahead

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How Do You Use EPDs and HPDs for Product Selection?

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University of Kansas Hospital Plans Expansion

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42-Year-Old Birmingham Rehabilitation Hospital to be Upgraded

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Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Installs Rubber Flooring

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Healthcare Facility Expands Before Construction Ends

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Healthcare Leases Should Reflect Special Construction, Tenant Finish Factors

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Mayo Clinic Health's Eau Claire Expansion Project Begins

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Using Buildings to Support Human Health

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Defining Wellness and How to Achieve It in Buildings

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Strategies in Existing Facilities Include Using Stairs to Get People Moving

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Louisville Rehab Facility Undergoing $5.2 Million Expansion underway at facility

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How the Affordable Care Act has Affected Healthcare Real Estate Development

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Pay Attention To Utilities When Negotiating Healthcare Leases

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Talking Points: Timing is Everything for Medical University of South Carolina

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Rethinking Healthcare Data Centers: Piecemeal Approach Versus New

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Evaluating Data Center Rebuilding Decision with Financial Model

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Retrofits and Renovations

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2015 FMD Achievement Awards: Sustainability

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FMs Report 2016 Facility Department Staffing Plans

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Operating Budgets: Survey of 2016 Facility Plans

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Healthcare Restrooms Experiment with New Designs, Approaches, Materials

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Universal Design Restrooms Avoid Tripping Hazard, Bacteria Seam

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Location of Patient Restrooms Has Pros and Cons

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Survey: 2016 Facility Capital Budget Plans

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Healthcare Leases: Pay Close Attention to Guaranties

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Hospital Uses Utility Assessment To Begin Energy Efficiency Upgrades

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ASHE, Joint Commission collaborate on safety compliance resources

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How Lean Construction Practices Can Help Healthcare Facilities

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Lean Trend for Healthcare Facilities Moves to Building Operations

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Innovative Funding Sources Provide Upgrades to Healthcare Facilities’ Infrastructures

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Healthcare Leases: Termination Rights

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How Lean Design, Construction Techniques Trim Healthcare Costs

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Healthcare Facilities Use PPAs to Fund Infrastructure Improvements

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Healthcare Leases: Use Restrictions and Religious Directives

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Waste Management is an Important Step for Infection Control

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Healthcare Leases: Medical Waste

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Emergency Planning Helps Michigan Hospital in Flood Aftermath

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Receding Floodwaters Offer Good, Bad News for Michigan Hospital

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Hospital's Lessons Learned from Flood Recovery Experience

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Healthcare Leases: Understanding HIPPA Impacts

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How An Office Building Converted To Health Care Space

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Healthcare Leases: Anti-Kickback Statute And Stark Law

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How An Office Building Converted To Health Care Space

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Renovated Space Helps Healthcare Organization With Teaming Efforts

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Live Simulation Test, Lessons Learned From Move Into New Space

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Employee Concerns Prompt Change Management Plan

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Ebola Scare Underscores Importance of Waste Management, Disposal

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Risk Assessment, Rules, Cleaning Practices Play Crucial Role

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Infection Control Is High Priority for Healthcare Facility Managers

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Infrastructure Renewal Program Helps Healthcare Facility's Sustainability Efforts

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Change Management Plan Starts During Design Stage

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Innovative Thinking, Partnering Drive Planning For New Orthopedic Center

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Ambulatory Care Center Taps Lean Design Principles

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To Help Healthcare Floorcoverings Meet Extreme Tests, Start With Good Substrate

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Ebola-Readiness Advice For Facility Managers

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Data Helps Sell Energy Efficiency Efforts In Healthcare Facilities

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Understand Where Energy Is Used To Maximize Benefits Of Healthcare Efficiency Efforts

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2011 Lighting Retrofit Lit Way for Future Energy Savings

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How Healthcare Facilities Can Improve Patient Satisfaction

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New York Presbyterian's FACE Program Is Designed To Upgrade Facilities, Increase Patient Satisfaction

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Coordinate Interior Enhancement Program With Interior Guidelines To Maximize Patient Satisfaction Benefit

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External Aspects Of Healthcare Facilities Play Big Role In First Impression

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Parking Garage Experience Often Sets Patients' First Impression Of Healthcare Facilities

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Pursuing Sustainability in Healthcare Interiors is an Education

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Educating the Supply Chain Key to Sustainable Healthcare Interiors

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How Effective Change Management, Transparency Can Help With Major Changes

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Testing New Processes, Strategies Before Occupation Helps Ease Transition

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Massive Renovation Turns Old Office Space Into New Healthcare Facility

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Sustainability's Healing Touch: Incremental Steps For Healthcare

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Durability Is Key To Green Healthcare Interiors

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Green Healthcare Interiors: Tips For Specifying Materials

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Evaluating ROI For Sustainability In Healthcare Interiors

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Bumps in the Road to Sustainability: One Hospital's Story

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Hospital's Parking Lot Project Earns High Marks

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Demand Response: Delivering Efficiency and Savings

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Consider Demand-Response Impact on Operations Before Participating

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Health Care Facilities Present Demand Response Challenges

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Clearing Hurdles Presented by Demand Response

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Sidebar: Demand-Response Resources

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5 Minutes With Podcast: Hospital's Web-Based Training Program Improves Safety

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Hospitals Look Past Codes To Set Power Reliability Minimums

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NFPA 110's Fuel Requirements Can Help Guide Backup Power Plan For Hospitals

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UPS Backup, Automatic Transfer Switches Can Help Keep Health Care Facilities IT, Imaging Equipment Online

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Co-Gen Plants Can Help Health Care Facilities Stay Online

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Patience — and Savings — Are a Virtue

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HIPAA Regulations, Affordable Care Act Requirements Are Driving Improvement In Hospital Acoustics, Privacy

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Sound-absorbing Ceiling Tile Can Help Improve Hospital Acoustics

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Strategic Perspective Guides Healthcare Facility Investment Decisions

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Life Safety Code Update Brings Varied, Small Changes to Healthcare Facilities

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Challenges Face Healthcare Facilities Located Off Hospital Campus

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Health Risks and Legionella: Separating Fact from Fiction

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Potable Hospital Water Major Source of Legionella Bacteria

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Common Myths Surrounding Legionnaire's Disease

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Spotlight: Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI)

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Changes In Health Care Bring Leaner Facility Staffs

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Ascension Health's Bob McCoole Gets Funds for Facility Infrastructure Projects

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Facilities Resource Group Provides Centralized Support For Ascension Health

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Energy Star Portfolio Manager Helps Ascension Health Meet Energy Efficiency Goals

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Facilities Resource Group Keeps An Eye Out For Good Ideas Across Acension Health System

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Facilities Resource Group Supports Sustainability Efforts At Dell Children's Hospital

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Health Care Facilities Face Two Challenges From Competition

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Team Effort Helps Make Green Health Care Design A Reality

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Space Programming Needs To Be Early Consideration In Health Care Design

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Health Care Design Needs To Take Adjacency Into Consideration

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Building Envelope Is A Significant Influence On Patient Bed Tower Design

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Central Plant Requirements Affect Health Care Construction And Operations

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Briefings: GSA Studies Reveal Energy Savings

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John Balzer Builds Team to Transform Operating Rooms to Hybrid Surgical Suites

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Medical Technology's Pace Of Innovation Places Heavy Demands On Facilities

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Significant Technology Changes Require Health Care Facility Renovations

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Hospital Construction Should Aim For Flexibility From Start

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Health Care Facilities Demand Stringent Fire Safety Compliance

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Green Health Care Buildings Reduce Costs, Support Patient Health

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Energy Efficiency, Recycling Areas of Focus for Green Health Care Operations

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Credible Data, Staff Support Help Green Health Care Operations Succeed

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Evidence-Based Design Part of Lakeland’s Far-Sighted Approach

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Brian Crimmins on the Evolution of Crozer-Keystone Health System

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Brian Crimmins Uses Facilities to Help Crozer-Keystone Health System Increase Market Share

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Health Care Facilities Strategy: Ambulatory Care at Crozer-Keystone

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Health Care Facilities Management Team Runs Lean at Crozer-Keystone

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Tips for Facility Service Contracts for Large Health Care Organizations

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Brian Crimmins on the Evolution of Crozer-Keystone

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Health Care Fire Sprinkler Code Considerations

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AHJs: Complications for FMs

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Meeting Health Care Fire/Life Safety Regulations Requires Regular Checkups

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Fire Detection, Sprinkler Systems are Key Components of Health Care Fire/Life Safety

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Keys to Testing Fire Alarm, Sprinkler Systems in Health Care Facilities

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Joint Commission Survey: How One Hospital Earned a Perfect Score

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How Health Care Facility Managers Cure Four Acoustical Challenges

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Health Care FMs Have to Protect Privacy and Intelligibility

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Vibration, Other Noises Cause Health Care Acoustical Problems

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Four Ways That Facility Managers Can Get Corporate Information

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Managers Need to Get Educated on Chemical Toxins

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Introducing LEED for Healthcare

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LEED for Healthcare: Construction is Focus, Not Operations

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The Buzz About LEED for Healthcare

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LEED: Focus on Health Care Facilities

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LEED for Healthcare Addresses Unique Operational Requirements

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Resilient Flooring Options: Improved Design Appeal and Performance

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Health Care Friendly Rubber

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Water Safety Plan Is Needed to Combat Legionella

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Solid Network Can Help Facility Managers Tackle Complex Projects

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Sustainability Strategies for Urban Health Care

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Rural Health Care Sustainability Considerations

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Hospital's Aging Core Poses Maintenance, Engineering Challenges

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Organization Closes Old Hospital, Opens New Facility Same Day

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Select Northwestern Region Hospitals Can Join Energy Efficiency Campaign

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Health Care Reform May Spark Demand For Facilities, Personnel

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Health Care Facilities Utilize Wireless Inventory and Distributed Antenna Systems

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Health Care Facility Ventilation Standard Incorporated into FGI Guidelines

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Texas Children's Hospital Takes on $1.5 Billion Expansion

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Building Addition, Remote Campus Headline Hospital Expansion

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Tap Teamwork to Find Energy Savings

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Alternative Energy Strategy for Health Care: Cogeneration

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Free Guide to Energy Efficiency in Healthcare Facilities Available

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VA Seeks to Transform Its Health Care Facilities

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Vegetative and Photovoltaic Roofing Systems Emerge as Sustainability Leaders

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Facility Staff Essential to BAS Success

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The Intersection of Evidence-Based Design and Green

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Department of Energy Focuses on Improving Energy Efficiency of Health Care Buildings

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Revised Green Guide for Health Care Operations Section Released

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CD Aims To Help Hospitals With Compliance

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New Hospital Designs Focus on Reducing Cost, Improving Health and Flexibility

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Brief: Improving Patient and Staff Safety

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Health Care Executives Place Higher Priority on Energy Efficiency Than Others, Research Shows

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Metrics Should Track Multiple Parameters

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How Good is Your Hospital’s Data Center Reliablity?

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Tracking and Measuring Sustainability

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Energy Efficiency Prescriptions for Health Care Facilities

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Study: MRSA Hospitalizations Double Over Six Years

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USGBC, GGHC Announce Partnership

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LEED for Healthcare Public Comment Period Open

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EPA Defines Epinephrine Disposal

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California Building Standards Commission Votes to Reassess Hospital Earthquake Safety

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Agencies Issue Notification for Cleaning Hazards

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NIOSH Recommends Ways to Prevent MRSA Risks at Work

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EPA Releases Top Five Green Building Strategies for Healthcare

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CDC Eyes Health Care Settings in Fighting Staph

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Creating Healthy Plumbing Systems

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Local Health Departments Prepared for Emergencies But Need Federal Funding, Survey Finds

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ASHRAE to Provide Design Guidance for Green Health Care Facilities

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New OSHA Module Offers Help With Health Care Compliance

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Health Care Borrowers May Need to Rethink Funding Strategy as Bond Yields Move Higher, Investment Banker Says

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Los Angeles Hospitals Rushing to Meet Newly Mandated Seismic Standards

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CDC Infection Tracking System Available to Hospitals

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Green Guide for Health Care Announces New Technical Briefs

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Public Comment Period Open for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities Guidelines

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Guidelines Committee Seeks Comments Regarding Health Care Facilities

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Studies Confirm Impact of Mold on Health

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'Green' School Groups Announce Partnership

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Virtual Market Developed to Improve Forecasting for Avian Flu

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New Version of Green Guide for Health Care Launched

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Employment And Wage Gains Decrease Likelihood of Interest Rates Cuts

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Report: Unhealthy Conditions Common in Schools

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Health Care, Lighting & EPAct

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New Resources Aid in Making Equipment Decisions

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ASHES Adopts Position on Green Cleaning

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Forces of Change

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Green 2.0: Hospitals and the Enviroment

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Remedies for Rapid Growth

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Restrooms

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Prognosis: Growth

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IAQ Analysis: Updating the Arsenal

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Power Quality Risk Management

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Making Phased Renovations Work

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‘Green’ Tide on the Rise

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Digital Imaging Drives Health Care Design

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High-Level Operations

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The Inside Story on Clean Indoor Air

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Better Health From Better Design?

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In Conjunction with the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration
IAQ: Tools & Strategies

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‘Green’ Paints Come of Age

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Getting in front of ‘green’ issues

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Maintenance of the future, today

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Personal Solutions

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In or Out?

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Bracing for Troubled Waters

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9/11, One Year Later

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The Road To Safety

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Yet Another Nail