Healthcare Buildings

Explore the trends and hot topics affecting sustainable healing environments.


Material Milestones

A new solution is raising the bar for sustainable flooring options.
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Air Barriers: Expectations vs. Reality

Air barriers are expected to be beneficial to owners of green buildings, but improper specification and installation can cause problems.
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Using the Environment for Healing Today and Forever

A Massachusetts rehabilitation hospital emphasizes personal and environmental connections for healing its patients now and for future environmental challenges.
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Remote Replacement Hospital Requires Digital Project Communication

A project team in Tehachapi, Calif., streamlines digital documentation management to fast-track a vital hospital build.
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Green Building and Human Health

This is the next frontier in performance.
Our nation is in the midst of a lively public policy debate on how to best enable healthier choices so that we might thrive as individuals and communities.
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First LEED for Healthcare Platinum Designation Awarded

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is now the first in the world—for the second time—for green building achievements.
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AIA Selects 12 Projects for National Healthcare Design Awards

Projects showcase the best of healthcare building design and health design-oriented research.
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Architectural Products as Preventative Medicine

HKS Green Week hosts a panel on the important role building products play in human health.
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LEED Fellow Corner

An Imperative to Green Healthcare’s Built Environment

Greener healthcare facilities can affect human health, even beyond a building’s walls.
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ASHRAE Publishes Second Edition of Hospital Design Manual

The manual provides guidance on addressing these issues for mechanical and consulting engineers, designers and more.

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Metl-Span panels have contributed to energy-efficient projects including 502 Rigsbee, Ballard Blocks, Haughton Middle School, and Pacific Plaza.


NCI Group's Candy McNamee, LEED Green Associate, explains how dematerialization can greatly affect the building industry over time, how AEC professionals will be challenged to incorporate the practice into their work and what the benefits are.

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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.


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