Building and Energy Resources

Key Organizational Resources

Healthy Building Network  


Case Studies

  • 2012 HHI Milestone Report
    Data summary and case studies from all six HHI challenges, including Leaner Energy and Less Waste
  • Case Study: Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center — A Model for Healthy Building (pdf)
    Kaiser Permanente's 50-acre, 650,000-square-foot, full-service medical campus in Modesto, California is a model high performance healing environment. KP is pilot testing several cutting-edge green designs and techniques at the site — and saving money in the process.
  • Case Study: The Patrick H. Dollard Health Center at the Center for Discovery, Certified LEED for New Construction
    A health center in rural, upstate New York serving a population of 250 full-time residents with neurological and developmental impairments. The design emphasizes environmental health goals to minimize building materials that contain or off-gas toxic chemicals.
  • Case Study: Providence Newberg Medical Center, LEED for New Construction Gold Certified
    This 180,636-square-foot complex in Newberg, OR, includes an acute care hospital, medical offices, and administrative services. The project team focused on establishing a robust integrated design process that encouraged community involvement and focused on life-cycle cost evaluations of new technologies and safer materials.
  • Green Healthcare Construction Case Studies (pdf)
    Green healthcare case studies assembled by the Healthy Building Network. 
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital's Shapiro Cardiovascular Center has implemented numerous green initiatives: 75% of the building interior is exposed to natural light, the air filtration is very efficient, neutral cleaners are used on the floors, latex gloves have been eliminated, medical waste minimized, and even the construction debris was recycled. See video from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation below.



Health Benefits of Green Building

Worker Productivity and Green Building

The following studies examine the effect that daylighting, a popular green building technique, has on productivity.

Green Building Costs and Benefits

Health Care Construction Spending