Sustainable Design

Sustainable Healthcare Architecture 2nd Edition

February 26, 2014     Kelly T. Cuddeback, MBA, MHA, PMP
Guenther, Robin, & Vittori, Gail. (2013). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  

Flexibility: Beyond the Buzzword-Practical Findings From a Systematic Literature Review

August 31, 2011     Jane Carthey, BArch, MPM, Vivien Chow, BArch, MPD, Yong-Moon Jung, BSW, MSW, and Susan Mills, BA, GradDipInfStud
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PVC: Reaching for Sustainability

January 1, 2010     George Middleton, AIA, CSI, LEED® AP
PVC: Reaching for Sustainability (2008), Mark Everard, PhD, IOM Communications Ltd, London, United Kingdom. Available through the British Plastics Federation, London. 269 pages, 30.00, ISBN 978-1-86125-170-1

The Challenge of Environmental Sustainability

October 31, 2009     Janet Brown
The challenge of environmental sustainability in healthcare is moving past the tendency to focus exclusively on cost-saving improvement strategies while avoiding those with a price tag. How does the healthcare sector shift its focus beyond cost-saving greening activity to strike a balance with the...

Evidence-Based Design and Stewardship of Our Limited Resources

July 31, 2009     Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA

Demystifying First-Cost Green Building Premiums in Healthcare

July 31, 2009     Adele Houghton, AIA, LEED AP, Gail Vittori, LEED AP, and Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP
Acknowledgments: The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance of Breeze Glazer, Perkins + Will, New York, and Rachel Dewane, CMPBS, Austin, TX, in the development of the graphics and interviews. Portions of survey data (Figures 6, 7, and 11) are reprinted here with permission of Greg Kats...

Incentivizing the Daylit Hospital: The Green Guide for Health Care Approach

July 31, 2009     Ray Pradinuk, BA, BArch, MScArch, MAIBC
Acknowledgments: The author wishes to thank colleagues on the Green Guide for Health Care Steering Committee, particularly Robin Guenther; the many architects, engineers, clinicians, and planners who gave and facilitated the tours of hospitals in Europe referenced in the text; and those not...

Going Green: A New Design Imperative

July 31, 2009     Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNSc, RN, FACHE, FAAN

Sustainable Architecture for Health: A Mindset Shift

July 31, 2009     Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP
The healthcare industry is in a pivotal position to lead the 21st-century reintegration of environment, health, and economic prosperity. By critically reinventing the hospital as a regenerative place of healing, marshalling purchasing power, and modeling health and wellness within a society in...

Eco-Effective Design and Evidence-Based Design: Perceived Synergy and Conflict

April 30, 2009     Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, MArch, MA, DArch, Mara Baum, MArch, MCP, Rachel Ginsberg, and Bill Rostenberg, FAIA, FACHA
Acknowledgments: Funds for this project were provided by AIA Upjohn Initiative and the Boston Society of Architects Research Grants in Architecture program.

The Importance of Sustainability

April 30, 2009     Janet Brown
It is my understanding that one of the goals of HERD is to focus on sustainability, and I could not be more pleased with the recognition of this aspect of creating a healing environment for patients, families, and healthcare staff. The goals of healing environments are often described as reducing...
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