In the past, I’ve written a great deal about the healthy hospital movement, green hospitals and the importance of creating healthy environments for patients, family members and hospital employees. The folks at Gap Medics recently sent me a new infographic that highlights a few of the hospitals that have been built to LEED Standards (there are many more). Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design. The system is credit-based, allowing projects to earn points for environmentally-friendly actions taken during construction and use of a building.

I’m so excited to see this trend growing within the healthcare industry. It only makes sense that those of us in healthcare would take the lead in the development of healthy, sustainable, envirnmentally-friendly facilities! See the infographic below.


1 comment on “The Greening of America’s Hospitals

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