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Practice Greenhealth: Organization Selects HDR for Champion for Change Award



Seattle — June 1, 2016 — HDR was recently honored with the Champion for Change Award, which is an environmental excellence award that recognizes its ongoing commitment to improving environmental performance. The winners of the award have achieved success in greening their own organizations, while also encouraging their healthcare clients to expand their sustainable practices and improve their facilities' environmental performance.

HDR and other top performers were honored at the Environmental Excellence Awards presentation in Dallas, Texas, in conjunction with CleanMed, the premier national conference for leaders of environmentally sustainable healthcare. Duncan Griffin, sustainable principal in HDR’s Seattle architecture studio, and Mark Meaders, sustainable leader in HDR’s Dallas architecture studio, accepted the award.

“Change of any kind requires participation and ownership at all levels,” said Colin Rohlfing, LEED AP BD+C, vice president, director of sustainable development. “HDR is proud to impact sustainable change not only within our own organization, but also within our clients’ organizations that have a direct impact on patient health and well-being.”

Practice Greenhealth environmental excellence award winners are the hospitals, health care providers, and organizations of the future, according to They are innovative and progressive, and they find imaginative ways to take their environmental programs to the next level. To recognize this creativity and commitment to excellence, Practice Greenhealth presents a number of awards each year to recognize these sustainability champions.

HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what's possible since 1917. The company specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services. It has nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world.

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability, and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. For more information, visit

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