30 Jun '11, 1pm

A green hospital is a comfortable hospital

A green hospital is a comfortable hospital

Forward Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Subscribe Hospitals use more energy per square foot than any other type of commercial building, so they’re a prime target for greener design. But nobody cares about energy efficiency when they’re rushing to the hospital, right? The builders of the new Swedish Issaquah hospital and medical center, opening next month 18 miles east of Seattle, hope to convince patients and visitors that greener design doesn’t just save money and carbon emissions – it also makes for a more comfortable treatment environment. I toured the 550,000-square-foot facility this week and found a host of smart design features to back up that claim. The building is oriented around a large courtyard garden, reducing lighting loads and providing natural light and views of greenery to all inpatient rooms. Heating comes from a network of steam pipes, forgoing energy-in...

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