In the U.S., the demand for green building materials — products that contribute to LEED credits — is expanding 13 percent annually and is currently generating sales of more than $70 billion per year. Let's start by taking...
CleanMed 2015 is coming, and this year we are raising the bar! The CleanMed Conference & Exhibition is the premier sustainability event for the health care sector. You'll learn about the latest trends from thought-provoking speakers, make new and renew current connections...
Recently, Memorial administrators and employees signed a pledge to take part in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a voluntary national movement aimed at improving sustainability, nutrition, financial responsibility and safety in hospitals.
Employment increased by 8,700 in the waste and recycling industry during 2014, bringing total sector employment to a new high of 383,300, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics cited by the National Waste & Recycling Association, Washington. The industry added 800...
Energy conservation and efficiency measures have enabled hospitals located in Boston to cut their energy use by 6 percent over the last three years, despite expanding their real estate footprint and patient care requirements.
Every environmental impact is a result of a product or a service. So while health care sustainability or quality teams may focus on recycling or energy conservation as a strategy to improve health and reduce cost savings, forward-thinking facilities are looking upstream...
In late July, Jeffrey Brown was brought on board to lead Practice Greenhealth. HealthCare Business News spoke with him to learn about his background as well as the nonprofit organization's plans for the future.
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