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Archived Webinars

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Practice Greenhealth hosts a set of webinar series designed to offer comprehensive and cutting edge case studies, tools and resources on different sustainability topics to the healthcare community. Topics range from basics such as recycling, green team development and building an integrated design team to intermediate topics such as the selection of green cleaning chemicals and energy modeling for new buildings to advanced topics like greenhouse gas management and displacement ventilation. Learn practical solutions from experts in the field without leaving your office! Pull together your committee or "green team" and join us.

  • July 10 2009 - 2:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Learn Practice Greenhealth’s step by step approach to integrating continuous environmental quality improvement initiatives into the culture of your organization. A commitment to improved environmental performance is a long-term commitment, which can only be tackled a program at a time. Partner with Practice Greenhealth for ongoing leadership and...
  • June 23 2009 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Dr. Ilene Ruhoy, MD, PhD, Director of the Institute for Environmental Medicine of Touro University – Nevada will discuss her research on pharmaceuticals in the environment. The webinar will explore the sources of pharmaceutical exposure that both humans and the environment experience as well as describe mechanisms by which these exposures may be...
  • June 19 2009 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is a 383 bed hospital located in suburban Kansas City. A recycling program for sterilization wrap (AKA, blue wrap) was established in order to prevent this material from ending up in the local landfill. Blue wrap is a #5 plastic, not widely accepted at many recycling centers in the United States. SMMC’s “Green...
  • June 12 2009 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    The first milestone in our quest for energy neutral buildings is reaching the 30% energy reduction goal that ASHRAE and DOE have set for the 2010 edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1. This goal is very close to matching the 2030 Challenge 50% goal. People attending this workshop will hear firsthand information from a member of the committee...
  • June 05 2009 - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Learn Practice Greenhealth’s step-by-step approach to integrating continuous environmental quality improvement initiatives into the culture of your organization. A commitment to improved environmental performance is a long-term commitment, which can only be tackled a program at a time. Partner with Practice Greenhealth for ongoing leadership and...
  • May 15 2009 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Research is documenting with increasing frequency that many “emerging contaminants” (ECs) such as pharmaceuticals, hormones, and fragrances that have not historically been considered as environmental contaminants are present across the world. These emerging contaminants (ECs) are commonly detected in municipal, agricultural, and industrial...
  • May 08 2009 - 1:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Currently many healthcare providers are faced with the mission of implementing sustainable design in their facilities. This presentation focuses on ways to involve employees in the design process in order to make better sustainable choices and on sustainable design strategies building occupants will notice. Sponsor Creating products that make...
  • May 01 2009 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Learn Practice Greenhealth’s step-by-step approach to integrating continuous environmental quality improvement initiatives into the culture of your organization. A commitment to improved environmental performance is a long-term commitment, which can only be tackled a program at a time. Partner with Practice Greenhealth for ongoing leadership and...
  • April 24 2009 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Completed in 2007, the new Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin is the only inpatient hospital to achieve LEED platinum level certification. The facility is part of a 700 acre new urbanist development on the brownfield site of a former municipal airport. The contextual low rise structure is pierced by six courtyards, each of...
  • April 17 2009 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    HAIs are estimated to cause more than 100,000 deaths in the US each year. Fear of HAIs has led to the overuse and ineffective use of disinfectants and improper utilization of cleaning chemicals. A recent study of 36 hospitals by Dr. Phillip Carling looked at the use of a tracer solution to identify high touch surfaces in a hospital that had not...

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