Sustainable Healthcare Architecture

Sustainable Healthcare Architecture

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The authors are recognized as national experts in the design of hospitals and other health care facilities that are 'sustainable.' Both authors are engaged in the development of the Green Guide for Health Care 2.0 Pilot ( that launched in late 2004. A new rating system and policy, LEED Application Guide for Healthcare (LEED-HC), using the Green Guide as its foundation, is scheduled for release by USGBC in late 2006 and both authors are active in its development. This book will build upon the authors' combined expertise and will be considered THE guide to learning about sustainable practices for healthcare and LEED-HC. It will include LEED-HC information and guidelines, as well as case studies of the best projects and contributed essays by acknowledged experts on topics related to sustainable design for healthcare. Importantly, an increasing number of hospitals and other health care facility building projects are required to be sustainable in some way, especially if the project is receiving government funding.Ranging from the increase in asthma among children in urban populations to obesity and diabetes in the general population, they are ... In their essay a€œGood Placesa€”Good Health, a€ physicians and public health advocates Richard Jackson, MD, MPH, and Marlon Maus, MD, ... This essay explores the effects of the built environment on health and how the worlds of design and public health could partner toanbsp;...

Title:Sustainable Healthcare Architecture
Author:Robin Guenther, Gail Vittori
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008


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