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Green Guide for Health Care™ Provides Statement re: LEED for Healthcare 2nd Public Comment Draft
April 28, 2010: Three credits from the LEED for Healthcare first public comment draft are in the Pilot Credit Library for credit testing and refinement: (i) Innovative Ventilation, (ii) PBT Source Reduction: Dioxin, and (iii) Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency. We urge project teams that have been tracking these credits as possible Innovation points to register for the LEED Pilot Credit Library process.

New Health Care Facility Design Guidelines Address Patient Handling and Movement, Bariatric Accommodations, Cancer Treatment Facilities, Acoustics, and More
Chicago, IL — November 18, 2009: The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) is pleased to announce publication of the 2010 edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. Updated every four years, the FGI Guidelines are currently used by more than 42 states and several federal agencies to regulate health care facility design and construction around the United States.

New Hospital Energy Alliance to Promote Clean Energy in Healthcare
April 29, 2009: DOE announced the launch of the Hospital Energy Alliance (HEA), an industry-led partnership between the national healthcare leaders and DOE to promote the integration of advanced energy efficiency and renewable technologies in hospital design, construction, retrofit, operations, and maintenance…

Green Guide for Health Care™ Announces New Senior Director
January 27, 2009

Revised Green Guide for Health Care™ Operations Section Released
January 14, 2009: Updated section of the best practices toolkit focuses on continuous improvement in facility operations.

Green Guide for Health Care™ Press Release … Green Guide for Health Care Report:
A Prescriptive Path to Energy Efficiency for Hospitals

December 19, 2007: Report points to eleven efficiency measures proven to reduce large health
care facilities’ energy use by 14%.

USGBC and GGHC Working Together to Green the Healthcare Industry
November 29, 2007: Organizations collaborate to provide tools and resources for healthcare buildings

Green Guide for Health Care™ Releases Pilot Report
August 1, 2007: Review of GGHC Pilot program identifies key green building strategies for
market transformation.

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