- Key Organizational Resources
- Case Studies
- Health Benefits of Green Building
- Worker Productivity and Green Building
- Green Building Costs and Benefits
- Health Care Construction Spending
- 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.
- Addressing Climate Change in the Health Care Setting: Opportunites for Action (pdf) - outlines seven steps health care systems can take to reduce their climate footprint while improving public health, and presents examples from around the world
- Building-related health effects: What do we know? (pdf) - Prepared by Ted Schettler, Science and Environmental Health Network, for the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine: Workshop #8 — Green Healthcare Institutions: Health, Environment, Economics.
- Center for Health Design Research Reports (pdf) - Six research reports on a variety of topics, including evidence-based design research, healing gardens, hospital site visits, patient-centered design, and hospital building design. (Executive Summaries and TOCs)
- Climate Change and Human Health: Present and Future Risks (pdf)
- Healthy Hospitals, Healthy Planet, Healthy People: Addressing Climate Change in Health Care Settings (pdf) aims at addressing the climate footprint of the health sector
- IPCC Fourth Assessment Report - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- Stop Trashing the Climate - GAIA Report on Waste and Climate
- World Health Organization website for information about Climate Change and Human Health
The following studies examine the effect that daylighting, a popular green building technique, has on productivity.
- Daylight exposure and the other predictors of burnout among nurses in a University Hospital
- Analysis of the Performance of Students in Daylit Schools (Innovative Design)
- Daylighting and Productivity (Heschong Mahone Group)
- Green Building Costs and Financial Benefits - Landmark report to over 40 California state agencies that provides the first rigorous assessment of the costs and benefits of green buildings.
- Values-Driven Design and Construction: Enriching Community Benefits through Green Hospitals - Paper presented by The Center for Health design and Health Care Without Harm at a conference in September 2006 sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the "Designing the 21st Century Hospital" project.
- Green Buildings and the Bottom Line: the "New Reality" of Green Building from Environmental Cause to Financial Opportunity - 2006 White Paper published by Building Design + Construction
- How to Make the Business Case for Green Building in Healthcare - October 2006 Green Guide for Health Care e-newsletter.
- Business Case for Green Buildings - Excerpts adapted from the panel discussion "The Business Case for Green Buildings" presented at CleanMed 2006 in Seattle.
- Case Study: Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center — A Model for Healthy Building - Kaiser Permanente's 50-acre, 650,000-square-foot, full-service medical campus in Modesto, California is a model high performance healing environment.
- Healthcare building strong through 2008
- After a Strong 2007, Nonresidential Construction Growth Projected to Moderate in 2008
- US Census Bureau Construction Spending
- Health Care Construction Boom Continues
- Hospital Construction Boom Has Not Slowed Down
- McGraw-Hill Construction Health Care Green Building SmartMarket Report: 2007 (Report must be purchased)