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Green Guide Articles


The Green Guide for Health Care regularly provides articles written by a variety of experts to Facility Care magazine for their Greening Healthcare column. To review articles published in Facility Care, click here.

Contract, Nov 2009
Designing for Health: 10 Strategies to Move Your Client Toward Sustainability, by Jonathan Hoffschneider, AIA

Building Design and Construction, Nov 2009
Green Guide for Health Care launches pilot program, looks for participants. An article about the launch of the Green Guide Operations Pilot

Metropolis Magazine, Oct 2009
Q&A: Gail Vittori on the Green-Hospitals Imperative

Journal of Healthcare Management, July–Aug 2009
Helping Hands: Leaders in the healthcare sustainability movement, by Walter Vernon
Available by subscription only.

Sustainable Facility, July 2009
LEED for Healthcare: Human Health and the Built Environment by Ashley Katz

Whole Building Design Guide, June 2009
Health Care Facilities, by Robert H. Carr, April 2009
Green healing: Hospitals taking healthy environments to heart, by Anya Martin

Health Care Design, March 2009
The Green Guide gets an update, by John Oberlin
(available by subscription only)

Frontiers of Health Services Management, Fall 2008
Green Hospitals: Improving the Workplace, Saving Money, and Healing the Earth. Articles include:

  • Hospitals and the Environment: Boulder Community, by David P. Gehant, FACHE
  • Demonstrating Reverence for the Earth, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, Green Bay, by James G. Coller, FACHE, and Annette L. Grunseth
  • Why Should Healthcare Bother? An editorial by Robin Guenther FAIA
  • The Challenge of Sustainable Hospital Building, An editorial by D. Kirk Hamilton
  • Greening Healthcare: 21st Century and Beyond, An editorial by Anna Gilmore Hall, RN

Available by subscription only.

Healthcare Design, Aug 2008
Sustainable healthcare environments: The present and beyond, by John Oberlin
An Interview with Robin Guenther and Michelle Halle Stern

Environmental Design+Construction, Aug 2008
Greening the Healthcare Industry, by James Qualk

Executive Health Management, August 2008
Green Trends in Healthcare: What’s in Your Hospital?

Healthcare World, June 2008
TRO Jung/Brannen: How to Green Up Healthcare, by Kathryn Jones
An Interview with TRO Jung/Brannen

Texas Architect, May 2008
Sustainable Healthcare Architecture — An interview with Gail Vittori

American Medical News, April 2008
Health risks heating up? Global warming could affect patient symptoms, by Susan Landers

Asian Hospitals and Healthcare Management, Spring 2008
State of Sustainable Healthcare, by Robin Guenther and Doug Pierce
Includes a case study of Embassy Medical Center

Healthcare Construction and Operations News, April 2008
Are Green Hospitals Financially Viable? By Steve Higgs

Health Care Design, March 2008
Green Guide for Health Care and LEED: Sorting out the rating systems
An interview with Gail Vittori

GreenSource, Feb 2008
Healthcare May Take LEED in New Directions, by Allyson Wendt

Greener Buildings, Dec 2007
LEED-Healthcare Teams with the Green Guide, Greener Buildings Staff

GreenSource, October 2007
Ecology and Hospitals, an Opinion by Robin Guenther FAIA

Healthcare Purchasing News, Sept 2007
Green Guide for Health Care releases Pilot Report

Metropolis, June 2007
Profile of Green Guide for Health Care Co-Coordinator Robin Guenther, FAIA in “A Healthy Obsession”

Time Magazine, April 2007
Green Guide for Health Care Co-Coordinator Gail Vittori spotlighted in “Innovators” column

AIA COTE Notes, April 2007
Resource Review: Green Guide for Health Care by Adele Houghton and Kevin Hall

Healthcare Design, Feb 2007
Creating champions: Two case studies of sustainable design, by Kevin Hall AIA and Willy Schlein AIA

Architectural Record
Environmentally-Friendly Building Strategies Slowly Make Their Way Into Medical Facilities; By Nancy Solomon, AIA

The Green Guide, March 2006
America’s Top Ten Green Hospitals

Building Design + Construction, Feb 2006
14 Steps to Greener Hospitals, Robert Cassidy. This article remains timely for its well-considered advice for greening hospital environments.

PM Engineer, October 2005
Creating green healthcare environments: LEED may be better known, but the Green Guide for Health Care offers another way to green building for the healthcare sector. Kris Alderson. (available by subscription only).

Environmental Building News, June, 2005 (pdf)
Hospital, Heal Thyself. Jessica Boehland. This article profiles the emergence of sustainable design in healthcare, tracing the development of tools, highlighting early adopters, and discussing the path ahead.

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