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March 18, 2009
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The Future of Green Building
from BusinessWeek
Proponents of green buildings have a long list of persuasive arguments they can use to convince clients and developers that green is the way to go: Build green, and your employees will be healthier, happier, and more productive! Build green, and you will use less water and energy, benefit your local environment, and promote global environmental responsibility! Build green, and you will save money over the long term! More

2009 Building & Design Awards Presented at Health Planning and Construction Conference
from ASHE
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) announced the 2009 Vista Award recipients during the 2009 International Conference and Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design and Construction™ (PDC) in Phoenix. Established in 1993, the Vista Award is a national mark of distinction and honor, recognizing the importance of teamwork in the healthcare design and building environment in three categories: new construction, renovation and infrastructure. More

How Contractors are Battling Infection During Hospital Construction
from Building Design & Construction
Every year, about 90,000 patients in U.S. hospitals contract nosocomial infections — they get sick (or sicker) from something they caught in the hospital. Two or three thousand of them die as a result. Building Teams are helping to attack this problem by taking steps to control the spread of infection sources during construction of new facilities or additions, or during renovation of existing hospitals. More

Ft. Hood, Texas, to Receive Stimulus Funding to Build New Hospital
from KXXV
United States Representative Chet Edwards said that Ft. Hood, Texas, will receive federal stimulus funding to replace Darnall Army hospital. As Chairman of the House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee Edwards authored $1.3 billion in the recently passed federal stimulus bill to be used by the Department of Defense to modernize its hospital system. A significant part of those funds will be used to build the new hospital at Ft. Hood. More

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Going Green with Healthcare Construction
from REJournals
Healthcare construction is one of the largest nonresidential sectors of construction today, accounting for more than $17 billion annually and nearly 10 percent of the total dollar amount of all construction completed in 2008. More

Regents to Galveston: Hospital Can Stay
from GlobeSt.com
Following months of uncertainty, and disdaining a recommendation from an Atlanta, GA consulting firm, the University of Texas System Board of Regents voted unanimously to restore the 500-bed John Sealy Hospital and trauma center to its pre-hurricane operations, and to build a new surgical tower. The 12-story hospital, seriously damaged when Hurricane Ike came ashore last September, has been open on a very limited basis and with an uncertain fate. More

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HealthSouth to Build Rehab Hospital in Virginia
from Birmingham Business Journal
Birmingham’s CRS Engineering and Design Consultants said it recently completed construction documents for a new rehabilitation hospital in Virginia. Birmingham-based HealthSouth plans to build the 40-bed, single story hospital in Loudoun County, Va., near Leesburg, said CRS in a news release. HealthSouth operates inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in 26 states across the country. More

U.S. Green Building Council President, CEO Speaks at LEED Platinum Plaque Ceremony
from Building Design & Construction
In November, 2002, the very first Greenbuild took place right here in Austin. About 4,000 people attended and I remember thinking “Wow. This is amazing. The people here really get it.” Fast forward seven years to Boston last November, where we had almost 30,000 at Greenbuild. Who knew back then that we would be turning an idea into a movement that so many people would come to “get” as a pathway for saving energy, water and money? Creating jobs? Impacting the health of both people and the planet? More

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