Sustainable Healthcare Architecture

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John Wiley & Sons, 2008 - Architecture - 429 pages
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The authors are recognized as national experts in the design of hospitals and other health care facilities that are 'sustainable.' Both authors are engaged in the development of the Green Guide for Health Care 2.0 Pilot (gghc.org) that launched in late 2004. A new rating system and policy, LEED Application Guide for Healthcare (LEED-HC), using the Green Guide as its foundation, is scheduled for release by USGBC in late 2006 and both authors are active in its development. This book will build upon the authors' combined expertise and will be considered THE guide to learning about sustainable practices for healthcare and LEED-HC. It will include LEED-HC information and guidelines, as well as case studies of the best projects and contributed essays by acknowledged experts on topics related to sustainable design for healthcare. Importantly, an increasing number of hospitals and other health care facility building projects are required to be sustainable in some way, especially if the project is receiving government funding.
 

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Contents

The Built Environment and Human Health
25
Environment and Medicine
49
CASE STUDIES
57
CASE STUDIES
71
Nature and Healing
77
ESSAY
85
CASE STUDY
91
The Business Case
105
Integrated Operations
155
ESSAY
180
VISIONING THE FUTURE
225
Resource Stewardship
263
Environmental Quality
306
Toward a New Language of Form
319
Ecological Footprint and Beyond
367
Creating the TwentyFirst Century Hospital
387

Design Process
129
CASE STUDIES
137
ESSAYS
147
Bibliography and References
395
Contributors
417
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Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP, is the founding principal of Guenther 5 Architects, an award-winning New York City firm with a focus on high-performance healing environments. In 2005, she received The Center for Health Design's Changemaker Award for her efforts to improve and support change in the healing environment. Guenther serves on the 2010 AIA Guidelines for Construction of Hospitals and Health Care Facilities Revision Committee, and is on the advisory board of GreenSource magazine.

Gail Vittori, LEED AP, is codirector of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, an internationally recognized nonprofit design, research, and policy organization in Austin, Texas, where she has worked since 1979. She has served as secretary of the national board of directors of the U.S. Green Building Council and on the advisory board of Environmental Building News. Vittori received the 2002 Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. She was named a Green Innovator by Time magazine in 2007.
Together, Guenther and Vittori serve on the LEED for Health Care Core Committee and were both instrumental in developing the Green Guide for Health Care.

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