While green design has faded from the spotlight it once had years ago, its presence in healthcare projects remains—the fad has evolved to become a baseline expectation for many. And while not all will pursue LEED certification, most projects today boast design approaches that answer owner goals for sustainability.
Below, find some recent trend stories and project profiles covering the varying ways green design is being delivered in healthcare environments.
The children’s hospital completes a 521,000-square-foot
expansion that’s inspired by the past and primed for the future.
Doug Pierce, director of Perkins+Will’s Resilience Lab, and
Julie Frazier, senior medical planner at Perkins+Will, update the industry on
progress made since USGBC formally adopted RELi, a resilience consensus
standard developed by Perkins+Will and the Institute for Market Transformation
to Sustainability (MTS).
A new surgical platform at Reading Hospital resulted in the
construction of one of the nation’s largest hospital green roofs.
The 2,000-bed Shunde Hospital serves as the first pilot
hospital for China’s green guide to hospital design.
Hard surface flooring options for healthcare are evolving,
answering design and performance demands.
The 450-bed tertiary teaching hospital in Australia created a vibrant outdoor setting for patients, families, and staff.
The sustainable design leader, health and wellness, at HOK
shares her thoughts on sustainable design and why the industry needs to address
the health impacts of its buildings and infrastructure.
BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health
Centre builds a new acute care center designed to improve care delivery and
support future healthcare needs.