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Energy Efficiency Financing for Hospitals

  • Energy
  • Leaner Energy
  • Guide
Most hospitals recognize that there are substantial opportunities to reduce energy use in their facilities that are cost-effective on a life-cycle basis. The challenge is that hospital budgets are generally tight and therefore funding the up-front capital to make energy-efficiency investments can be difficult. Fortunately, there are a variety of financing arrangements that hospitals can consider…

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Environmental considerations fo endomechanical products

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Medical products
The environmental considerations for this category are covered by the 13 standardized environmental questions for medical products. Additional suggested questions are provided that would pertain to any electronic equipment provided in this contract.

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Why sustainable health care? Earth Day poster

  • Earth Day
  • Poster
Poster to celebrate health care's mission of healing people and the planet on Earth Day and every day. The poster reads "Why sustainable health care? Because healthy people rely on a healthy planet. Earth Day matters!" 

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Why sustainable health care poster

Cleveland Clinic, Lyndhurst, OH, Earth Day Expo Flyer

  • Earth Day
  • Exemplary Document
  • Cleveland Clinic

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Breathe easy: Workplace electric vehicle charging

  • Transportation
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Poster
  • Toolkit
  • Employee transportation
(Transportation toolkit) Gasoline-powered vehicles are major sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs), smog-forming compounds, particulate matter, and other air pollutants. Widespread use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, including plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) can reduce the emissions that impact our air quality and public health. Employers are well-positioned to install non-residential…

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Pros and cons for disinfectants and sterilizers

  • EPP
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Green Cleaning
  • Sterilants and Disinfectants
  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Guide
This guide explores the pros and cons including human health effects, environmental considerations, and EPA rules for various disinfectants and sterilizers. 

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Environmental considerations fo ceiling tiles

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Buildings
  • Green Building
  • Guide
This guide details the environmental considerations for purchasing ceiling tiles along with the rationale and suggested questions to ask suppliers. 

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Community benefit climate change scorecard

  • Climate and Health
  • Community Benefit
  • Toolkit

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Headwalls, Clinical

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Safer medical products and devices
  • Guide
Practice Greenhealth provides a list of questions and environmental issues to consider during the purchasing process for medical products. This document is intended to serve as a basic guide for considerations during the RFP/RFI process.

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Climate and health report indicators for Community Commons platform

  • Climate and Health
  • Community Benefit
  • Toolkit
(Delivering community benefit: Climate and health toolkit) Many hospitals and health care systems use Community Commons to generate data for their community health needs assessments and other community health efforts. Community Commons users may create custom reports. Below are suggested metrics for a climate and health report. Metrics already included in Community Commons data sets are noted…

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Climate and health

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