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Join the v2.2 Operations Pilot team for a lively exchange that will include an overview of the toolkit, description of the Pilot Program, and facility achievements. We will showcase three Pilot participant leaders who will provide case studies of their ongoing efforts. This one-year initiative, jointly launched by the Green Guide and Practice Greenhealth, is a groundbreaking effort for the healthcare sector to measure and gauge the implementation of the v2.2 Green Guide Operations Section. The toolkit spans a comprehensive array of credits including energy and water performance, food, environmentally preferable purchasing, facility operations and maintenance, chemical management, environmental services, and waste reduction. What constitutes an effective pilot program? How are the Pilots measuring their performance? What have we and the Pilots learned so far? Find out more about the 70+ participating Pilot facilities. As toolkit users share specific examples of their journey, allow yourself to be an integral part of this peer-to-peer learning community.


  • Learn what types of quantitative metrics are currently being used to measure sustainability performance
  • Recognize the breadth of greening activity in healthcare
  • Assess which v2.2 Green Guide focus area(s) might apply to your facility
  • Learn how to design a Pilot program for sustainability toolkit testing


Kumkum Mathur Dilwali , Green Guide for Health Care
Kumkum M. Dilwali, MS, LEED-AP. is the Senior Director managing the Green Guide projects and initiatives. Her recent responsibilities include managing the Operations Pilot program, moderating Design & Construction webinar series, coordinating content for Facility Care e-magazine, and redevelopment of the Green Guide website. Prior to joining the Green Guide, she was involved in green healthcare design, construction, and operations. She led the green design and construction team on behalf of the Shapiro Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA), a Green Guide construction pilot, now the first LEED™-Silver facility in the region. As Director of Safety at Emerson Hospital (Concord, MA), she launched their first green operations program and maintained Joint Commission compliance. As Senior Scientist at EH&E (Newton, MA), she managed complex projects in the building sciences, including technical evaluations of engineered environments. At Harvard University, she coordinated a steering committee for campus-wide sustainability. A chemical engineer (MIT, 1981) with environmental management expertise (Harvard School of Public Health, 1995), she is widely published. As an accomplished recording artist, she sang the vocals for “A Healing Garden Grows in Bhopal,” a Skoll Foundation video on sustainable healthcare.

Blake Jackson, Tsoi Kobus and Associates, Inc.
Blake Jackson is a Cambridge, MA based architect and is the Sustainability Practice Leader for Tsoi/Kobus and Associates, working on laboratories, healthcare and higher education projects in North America. Hailing from Atlanta, GA, he obtained a B.Arch from Southern Polytechnic State University in 2005 and an M.Arch. in Sustainable Environmental Design from London’s Architectural Association in 2009. He has dedicated time to development of the Green Guide for Health Care Operations Pilot (v2.2) and has provided LEED administration for the Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence at Johnson and Wales University, Stokes Academic Hall at Boston College and the Duke University Cancer Center.

Jessica Heiss, The Ottawa Hospital
Jessica Heiss is the Coordinator of Sustainability and Building Integration at the Ottawa Hospital in Ontario, Canada. She is a LEED AP with Specialty in Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Jessica coordinates the activities of the hospital’s Green Team and collaborates with her team on a variety of environmental projects. She has a special interest in sustainable buildings, education and awareness, and environmentally preferable purchasing.

Robert Airo, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Robert Airo is the Sustainability Coordinator with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He holds a MBA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He also is a member of the City of Little Rock Sustainability Commission and is Co-Chair of the Little Rock Green City Operations Committee of the SRSC.

Krisanne Hanson, Stanford University Medical Center
Krisanne Hanson is the Director of Sustainability at Stanford Hospital & Clinics/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. With more than 25 years in the healthcare industry, Krisanne’s specific expertise is in waste management. Her roots are on the family ranch near Medora, North Dakota, in the rugged Badlands.

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