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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.

  • December 19 2008 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    With the heavy metals, high use and short life of computers and related equipment, it’s ripe for focus on environmentally preferable purchasing strategies. Electronics are the fastest growing waste stream, ongoing technology advancements and new construction and renovation lead to a constantly changing program. What can be done to green the IT...
  • December 12 2008 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Studies have shown that building materials, particularly interior finishes and furnishings, can contribute to poor indoor environmental quality by emitting substances harmful to human health such as formaldehyde and phthalates. This webinar will review real-time monitoring data collected by the California Department of Public Health showing...
  • November 21 2008 - 3:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    A firm reporting structure and diverse green team (or alternative committee) are critical in continuous environmental quality improvement. Learn the who what where when why of effective team management for greening your organization.
  • November 14 2008 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Designing for flexibility in health care facilities can lead to a variety of environmental, health, and operational benefits. The need to redefine space to accommodate changing technologies and regulatory requirements can lead to ongoing renovation and remodeling, which generates construction waste and subjects building occupants to noise, dust...
  • October 24 2008 - 1:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Environmental Sustainability is everywhere and energy conservation strategies are at the top of the list. Eco footprint, carbon emissions, greening… call it what you want, but facilities are asking about low hanging fruit to achieve cost saving through energy conservation activity. This webinar shares University Health Network’s Energy strategy,...
  • October 10 2008 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Integrated design is a necessary component of any successful green building project, particularly in the health care setting. This webinar will specifically address the integrated design process from the perspective of opportunities to reduce energy use. The Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program will present case studies about how...
  • September 26 2008 - 1:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Are you interested in a more comprehensive approach to selecting products that contain safer chemicals at your institution? Have you been hearing the words ‘chemicals policy’ and wondering what exactly that means? Have you been concerned about recent media reports about Bisphenol A in baby bottles or lead and other harmful chemicals showing up in...
  • September 19 2008 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Is your facility virtually mercury free? Join us for a step by step of the various sources of mercury. Identify areas that you may have not been aware of or get recognition for this achievement through our Making Medicine Mercury-Free Award — a one-time award for the virtual mercury elimination. Points include clinical Items, facility Items and...
  • September 12 2008 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Why do green health care design and construction projects seek philanthropic and government funding? Is outside funding necessary to construct a green hospital? What kinds of strategies are most likely to be funded? How should a project approach an incentive program differently from a local or national foundation? How is health care different from...
  • August 22 2008 - 4:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    While it may seem that we live in a visual culture, dominated by television, you tube, computer graphics, and print media, you, your patients and staff, learn from and respond to what is heard. This presentation will focus on the auditory environment, including noise and information, providing a structure in which sound can be effectively managed...

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