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Kaiser Permanente Sets Green Goals at Westside Medical Center

November 8, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
For its first LEED-NC Gold certified project, the owner expects to use 27 percent less energy and 35 percent less water overall.
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Art Plays Starring Role At Kaiser Permanente’s New Oregon Hospital

November 5, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The healthcare organization reaps the benefits of early planning to deliver an integrated, regionally rich, and diverse art program at Westside Medical Center.
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Putting Green Healthcare Design Knowledge To Work

November 5, 2013     Scott Slotterback
For design firms, sustainability expertise can be a launching-off point for new business.
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Kaiser Permanente Puts Its Template To The Test In Oregon

November 1, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The owner adapts its template approach to fit a site that's half the size of its normal campus while adding some new design elements at the Westside Medical Center.
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Take Five With Copley Wolff Design Group

October 30, 2013     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Copley Wolff Design Group's Brett Oliver and Marcus Cantu talk about the top five trends and issues in landscape design getting their attention right now.
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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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