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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.

  • August 08 2008 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Specifications can establish a strong foundation for a green construction project. They control many of the details that define the project as green. In many areas of green building, green specifications are leading market transformation efforts. This webinar will review how to approach specifications for a green health care project to achieve the...
  • July 25 2008 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Hospitals are often one of the largest consumers of water resources in their community. In this Webinar, you’ll learn about the impact of laundry and stormwater on healthcare’s ‘aquaprint’. In the summer of 2007 Metro Health Hospital installed a one-acre vegetative roof along with three bio-retention swales as design strategies to mitigate storm...
  • July 11 2008 - 1:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Low flow water fixtures that address the health care setting’s infection control concerns and high volume usage criteria are becoming increasingly available at competitive prices. First, Mara Baum of Anshen and Allen will review how to tailor product selection to a health care facility’s needs, and will offer the latest resources on ranking...
  • June 27 2008 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Sustainability reporting by hospitals and businesses involved in the health care sector. Sustainability reporting – the practice of reviewing an organizations’ impact on the environment and its efforts to improve – is a practice embraced by leading healthcare institutions and the businesses that serve them. Ceres is a coalition of investors,...
  • June 13 2008 - 2:30 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Sustainable development is a powerful mechanism for health care facilities to practice community stewardship. The webinar will introduce participants to the Sustainable Sites Initiative, a toolkit for sustainable site development with an emphasis on health outcomes. Two case studies will also explore the health, ecological, and financial benefit...
  • May 16 2008 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Hear success stories from Practice Greenhealth Award Winning Programs: Mercy Medical Center in MD and VA Huntington! How to integrate sustainability into your organization – How to set environmental goals – Track Data – Creatively institute positive change – Improve on environmental award applications! Learn about teams, goals, training and...
  • April 18 2008 - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    This session enables attendees to describe the three facets of a carbon neutral hospital. Learn how to use EPA tools to track and measure hospital facility carbon emissions. Describe how hospitals can use on-site solar without capital costs. How should hospitals respond to climate change? Since hospital buildings are more energy intensive than...
  • April 11 2008 - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    Part one in a two-part “How To” series, this presentation will explore HOW health care facilities can make a difference through design and construction. Specifically, speakers will review the health reasons to commit to a carbon-neutral facility as well as how to manage a health care facility’s direct impact on carbon emissions through design and...
  • March 28 2008 - 1:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time
    With the increased awareness of pharmaceuticals in the water, it’s no surprise that a best management approach to pharmaceutical waste is in order. And what better way to start than PREVENTION. Join us for strategies to make less pharmaceutical waste as a first step in tackling this tough waste stream. Recognize the value of looking upstream and...
  • March 21 2008 - 2:00 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 virtual mercury elimination. Points to include  clinical Items, facility Items...

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