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Q&A with the USGBC’s Brendan Owens

June 27, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As the topic of product transparency and materials disclosure heats up in 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council’s vice president of LEED technical development talks about the rating system’s evolution and why the market’s ripe for change.
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Take Five With Sheila Bosch

April 22, 2014     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The director of healthcare research at Gresham, Smith and Partners and The HCD 10 Researcher of the Year discusses the top five trends and issues getting her attention right now.
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PHOTO TOUR: Spodak Dental Group

March 20, 2014     posted by Kristin D. Zeit
Take a visual walk through the Spodak Dental Group facility in Delray Beach, Fla., which opened in December 2013.
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Got Questions About LEED For Healthcare?

February 7, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
A panel of green building experts is coming to the Healthcare Design Academy, February 27-March 1 in Washington, D.C.—and they want to know what’s on your mind.
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The HCD 10: Sheila Bosch, Researcher

January 31, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sheila Bosch, director of research for Gresham, Smith and Partners, is named The HCD 10 Researcher for her work in 2013.
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Research Brief: Design Elements That Deter Patients From Using Hospital Gardens

January 17, 2014     Adapted from The HERD Journal, Summer 2013 issue
Access to nature has proven healing qualities, but proper design of outdoor healthcare spaces can make or break their usefulness. Recent research illuminates key design parameters based on data from studying three pediatric hospitals in Texas.
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Designing The Med-Surg Room

December 2, 2013     Upali Nanda, Anjali Joseph, and Melissa Piatkowski
An evidence-based tool to help designers identify ways to improve patient and worker safety, quality of care, and organizational health.
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Take Five With Jeffrey Stouffer

October 17, 2013     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The principal and academic and pediatric practice leader with HKS, Inc. discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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MNH Helps Green Singapore's Garden City

August 28, 2013     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
Sustainable design elements at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital earned the project a Building and Construction Authority's Green Mark Platinum Award.
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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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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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Take Five With Frank Zilm

June 13, 2013     Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
The educator and HCD 10 winner discusses the top five trends and issues getting his attention right now.
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EDAC Turns Three

May 14, 2012     Julie Kent, B.Arch, EDAC
The Center for Health Design and its volunteer experts have continued to update and enhance the EDAC program over the past three years, and now have developed a new examination form that was released in April.
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EDAC: New EDAC Exam Getting Ready to Launch

March 28, 2012     Julie Kent
The EDAC exam as we've known it since 2009 is going to see some changes this year, thanks to psychometricians' analysis that a change was due. What exactly does that mean? Read on to find out.
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Accreditation, Certification, Licensure, Registration

November 22, 2011     Sara O. Marberry, EDAC; Carolyn Quist, EDAC; and Donna Decka
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