Freestanding emergency departments are growing in popularity as providers find opportunity in a less costly and more convenient care option that expands reach and helps drive hospital volume. Planning and design considerations for this new project type are explored in an article from the AIA-AAH.
February 26, 2016 Posted by Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor
As part of the Canada Green Building Council’s new construction certification program, the project focused on strategic procurement of materials with recycled content and energy- and water-saving design features.
February 25, 2016 Patricia A. Lenaghan and Robert D. Counter
The inclusion of frontline staff in the design of Nebraska Medicine’s biocontainment unit—one of the few U.S. facilities to deal firsthand with the 2014 Ebola outbreak—paid off with a space tailored to their needs. Post-activation staff feedback now gives the industry plenty to build on.
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.
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.