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  • Practice Greenhealth Announces Energy Impact Calculator for Health Facilities

    January 28th, 2009 - 1:00 am
    Press Releases

    Practice Greenhealth has launched a new web‐based tool to calculate the public health impact and costs of electricity consumed by health facilities in the United States generated from non‐renewable fossil fuel.


  • Green Guide for Health Care Announces New Senior Director

    January 27th, 2009 - 1:00 am
    Press Releases

    The Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) is pleased to announce the selection of Kumkum M. Dilwali, MS, LEEDTM‐AP, as Senior Director. Dilwali has extensive experience in green building and design, having led the green design and construction aspects for two years on behalf of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA for the thirteen‐story Shapiro Cardiovascular Center.


  • Revised Green Guide for Health Care Operations Section Released

    January 14th, 2009 - 1:00 am
    Press Releases

    The most significant revision to the Green Guide for Health Care Version 2.2 Operations section to date has been released. “The revised Operations section heralds a new era in sustainable facility operations in health care,” said Janet Brown, director of Sustainable Operations at Practice Greenhealth.


  • Going, Going Green: Earth-friendly ideas to provide health care without harm.

    December 8th, 2008 - 1:00 am
    In the News

    By Kristen Ziegler
    ADVANCE for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine

    Going, Going Green
    Hospitals nationwide are looking good in green. More than two-thirds of health care decision makers plan to invest in energy efficiency this year. Respiratory therapists who join their hospitals' green teams can play a vital role in developing successful pollution prevention programs. They can advocate for reprocessing pulse...

  • Hospital surplus going to overseas facilities

    November 5th, 2008 - 10:28 pm
    In the News

    By Victoria Colliver
    San Francisco Chronicle

    About 6,500 boxes of medical supplies - sterile surgical sutures, syringes, gloves, slightly used walkers and wheelchairs, exam tables, gauze bandages - are piled up in a San Leandro warehouse, waiting to be shipped off to developing countries and health clinics that need them.

    The warehouse, which started accepting supplies in August and is just beginning to ship the goods...

  • The Bright Side of Energy Conservation: Using Renewable Sources Saves Money, Reduces Emissions

    November 1st, 2008 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    By Gina Pugliese and Nick DeDominicis
    Materials Management in Health Care

    Hospitals are behind other industries in employing energy conservation initiatives, including the use of renewable energy sources. But times are changing as they realize that wasted energy drains their bottom lines and that they have a responsibility to reduce their carbon footprint for the health of the environment and surrounding communities. Energy-saving...

  • Consultant: Hospitals among top polluters

    October 18th, 2008 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    By Michael Moore
    The Missoulian

    The nation's health care system is the second-largest contributor to climate-changing carbon dioxide emissions in the country.

    Hospitals use more energy than any industry other than national defense, and 30 percent of the mercury in the environment comes from medical incinerators.

    "That just doesn't make sense," said Beth Eckl, a consultant who works with Practice Greenhealth, a group...

  • New green health care facility opens in North America

    October 8th, 2008 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    By Jennifer Chait

    Kaiser Permanente’s new Modesto Medical Center opened last week, as one of the greenest facilities in America. This is an interesting development, and hopefully, more medical and other public-minded facilities will follow suit. Since opening, the hospital has received national recognition from environmental advocates as one of the “greenest” health care facilities in North America. This is Kaiser...

  • Amerinet 'GreenCare Initiative' Focuses on Responsibility and Savings

    October 7th, 2008 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    Business Wire

    In its continuing efforts to lead the way in environmental responsiveness in the healthcare industry and bring savings and quality to its members, Amerinet today announced its “GreenCare Initiative.”

    “Healthcare professionals are paying more attention to the environmental impact of their operations,” said Todd Ebert, president and CEO of Amerinet. “Organizations focusing on environmentally preferable purchasing (...

  • Ingalls Health System Achieves Green Energy Savings, Reduces Carbon Footprint

    October 2nd, 2008 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    Business Wire

    Ingalls Health System has taken a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint, achieving an estimated 3,433-ton reduction of carbon dioxide, a significant greenhouse gas, from the purchase of 5 percent of its electricity from renewable, or “green,” energy sources. Ingalls also realized an $840,000 savings on its purchase of renewable electricity and natural gas.

    The Chicago-based Ingalls achieved these...

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