28 Apr '11, 7pm

LEED Green Building Certification Launched for Healthcare

Medical centers, hospitals and other healthcare facilities can get help to reduce their energy and waste costs, while creating healthier buildings for patients, now that he U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) introduced LEED for Healthcare. The latest in the series LEED certification systems, LEED for Healthcare is the culmination of seven years of close collaboration between the Green Guide for Healthcare and USGBC. Green Guide conducted a pilot program with over 100 health care facilities, which assisted in developing the new rating system to meet the unique needs of healthcare facilities. Hospitals in particular, have huge energy costs because they operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hospitals use twice the energy of a typical building and spend nearly $8.8 billion on energy each year, according to US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The healthcare industry...

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