Energy Management


Hitting The Mark In Sustainable Design

November 24, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Setting aggressive energy goals and efficiency standards is one thing; meeting them is another. Healthcare Design revisits some of the industry’s most notable green healthcare projects to find out what happened on their journey—and where they stand today.


Getting To Net Zero

November 17, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

As hospitals continue to look for more efficient and sustainable ways to operate their buildings, new strategies are required. Speakers at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference review some of the active, passive, and renewable systems worth considering and how they can impact building design and bottom lines.


PHOTO TOUR: Clinical Sciences Pavilion at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

November 12, 2015     John Blignaut

Take a visual walk through a new research building in Cincinnati, opened in July 2015.


Georgia’s Newest Resident: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

November 5, 2015     Barbara-Horwitz Bennett

Answering the needs of an underserved community that’s grown exponentially in size in recent decades, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is also the first new hospital to turn its lights on in the state in 20 years.


New Orleans Hospitals Adapt And Overcome

October 7, 2015     Craig Guillot

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, two new hospitals are rising, with designs that respond to the inherent threats of the city’s geography.


Illuminating Ideas On LEDs In Healthcare

September 25, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

LEDs can make a big impact in healthcare design if you understand how the technology works and put the right maintenance protocols in place. A speaker at this year's Healthcare Design Expo & Conference shares some ideas in this conference session preview.


Climate Change: An Opportunity For Healthcare Design

September 15, 2015     Adele Houghton

Two recent reports put climate change in the spotlight, inspiring ideas for how the healthcare sector might protect patients from the health effects of climate change via smarter building design and operations.


View A Fresh Perspective At St. Charles Bend Cancer Center

September 2, 2015     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

St. Charles Bend Cancer Center earned an Award of Merit in the 2015 Healthcare Design Showcase by using design to maximize the long- and short-range views from its new addition and give patients an improved care environment.


Fresh Start: Natural Ventilation In Healthcare

August 10, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

Speakers at the 2015 HCD Expo & Conference want to drive a new conversation about the challenges and opportunities of using natural ventilation in healthcare facilities.


Is Your Healthcare Facility Extreme Weather Ready?

July 31, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

A new U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit is now available to help guide healthcare facilities in developing sustainable and climate-resilient buildings.


Raising The Bar On MOB Design

May 26, 2015     Sharon Schnall
The design of the new Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices is inspired—inside and out—by the beauty and challenges of its California desert locale, responding to that climate with LEED Platinum-level solutions.

Spaces That Bring Medical Research Into Clinical Practice

May 19, 2015     Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
Translational research facilities require a built environment that supports medical advancements—and the physicians and researchers collaborating on them—to improve health outcomes.

Lady Cilento Branches Out In Australia

April 9, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The new children’s hospital is lush with fresh solutions for hospital campus design, including approaches that bring the outside in and help establish deep roots within the local community.


March 6, 2015     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the new North Tower at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida, opened in January 2015.

Designing More Efficient Critical Access Hospitals

January 28, 2015     John W. Andrews and Jeff S. Monzu
Critical access hospitals face a number of financial challenges not seen by larger urban counterparts, calling for creative design solutions that maximize operational efficiencies and rein in costs.
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