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The Greening of Hospitals, Part 3 of 3: A National and International Movement

In my last two posts, I described the many opportunities that are opening up to help reduce the environmental footprint of hospitals and other healthcare institutions. In The Greening of Hospitals, Part 2: Business Opportunity Checklists, I presented several long lists of the opportunities available. In The Greening of Hospitals, Part 1: Hospitals Primed for [...]

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The Greening of Hospitals, Part 2 of 3: Business Opportunity Checklists

In my last post (The Greening of Hospitals, Part 1: Hospitals Primed for Greening) I talked about the tremendous opportunities that await green vendors in the nationwide and global efforts to improve the environmental health of hospitals. Take a look at the following checklists to see where your enterprise might fit in: Energy Management Have [...]

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The Greening of Hospitals, Part 1 of 3: Healthcare Primed for Greening

If your green enterprise doesn’t already have a foothold in healthcare, maybe now’s the time. For financial reasons, hospitals have put off spending year after year since the 1980s. As a result, many of their buildings are way out of date. Now hospital officials are under pressure to cut expenses wherever they can, and they [...]

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Is the “green” zeitgeist really as zeit-ly as we’d like to think?

How smart do you have to be? This week I had occasion to use the term “smart building” in a document I was writing for a private school that is planning a new science building. The building will be wireless, energy efficient, all that good stuff, so “smart” seemed like the word to describe it. [...]

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