Healthcare: Hospitals and Health Systems Continue to Make Strides Toward ‘Greener’ Facility Design

If the idea is to use what you have to get what you need, a hospital in Kansas is reaping the wind while in California, 15 healthcare facilities will be using the sun to supply a significant portion of their energy needs. Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, used its community’s independent and progressive spirit to go where no hospital had gone before: the first LEED platinum hospital in the world. As of this month, there are 49 certified healthcare facilities, 43 silver, 36 gold and only five with a platinum rating. Some 918 projects from around the world have been registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and are in the process of or waiting for a certification review.

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