Green Architecture

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Bridgepoint Hospital Design Details

October 25, 2013     Sara O. Marberry
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare's new Toronto hospital features a number of design approaches to fulfill two goals: linking back to its community and targeting LEED Gold certification.
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An Uphill Climb: Annual Showcase Offers Perspective On Healthcare Design Trends

September 27, 2013     By Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
The effects of the recession added significant challenges for designers who submitted projects to this year's Showcase, yet a few trends and innovations point toward an exciting future.
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Your New Healthcare Building Is Green? Prove It

September 17, 2013     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
You’d have a hard time finding a new-build U.S. healthcare project that doesn’t claim a number of green and sustainable design elements. The inclusion of energy-saving materials, designs, and practices is now a given—but are we doing enough to prove its worth?
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PHOTO TOUR: Castle Rock Adventist Hospital

September 13, 2013     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a virtual walk through suburban Denver’s Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, opened in August 2013.
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Human/Nature: Landscapers Get Their Due

September 12, 2013     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
The concept of harnessing the power of the natural world to heal and promote wellness is as old as humanity itself. Today’s landscape designers continue that tradition across the spectrum of healthcare facilities—and it’s time to stand up and recognize.
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Going Home: Design Brings Resident-Centered Care To Hospice

September 10, 2013     Jennifer Kovacs Silvis, Managing Editor
A new location for Haven Hospice creates a residential setting to support patients and families through an intensely emotional time.
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Creating A Sustainable Healthcare Space By Recycling A Big-Box Store

September 6, 2013     Janet Brown
A look inside how Kaiser Permanente is retrofitting a vacant retail location to create a new, and sustainable, medical office building.
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Numbers Aside, LEED Buildings Make Sense

July 24, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Study’s authors make a business case that LEED can bring operational savings as well as help improve staff retention.
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University Of Chicago Focuses On Flexibility

July 22, 2013     Sara O. Marberry
The campus's Center for Care and Discovery utilizes planning modules to accommodate future changes in technology and care delivery.
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LEED v4 Is Happening: What Does It Mean For Healthcare?

July 9, 2013     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
In a landslide vote, LEED v4 was approved, which will update the green building rating system’s 2009 standards. LEED Fellow Kim Shinn shares insight into how this affects the healthcare design market.
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Designing Access To Nature In Healthcare

July 3, 2013     Angela Loder and Jerry Smith
Research sheds light on what approaches work best when creating connections to the natural world in healthcare environments.
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Take A Walk On The Wild Side

June 28, 2013     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief
Neatly groomed lawns or flowy patches of grass? "Access to nature" takes an interesting turn as more research suggests that the style of plantings in healthcare settings may affect patients differently.
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Green Design Solutions For The Operating Room

June 19, 2013     Janet Brown
From specifying high-efficiency HVAC units to designing more daylighting into spaces, there are a number of ways to achieve a hospital's sustainability goals even in the operating room.
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Neocon 2013: The Push For Greater Transparency In Products

June 12, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Awareness of chemicals of concern, green materials, and HPDs are just some of the issues that are changing the way designers and architects specify products for healthcare.
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Improving Community Health Through Sustainable Healthcare

May 7, 2013     Roy Gunsolus
A look inside three healthcare systems that are making sustainability work, both for themselves and the community, and how design plays a role in the process.
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