Royal Adelaide Hospital has recently been recognised as one of the first large-scale hospital complexes in the country to receive a 4 Star Green Star – Healthcare as Built rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
“Royal Adelaide Hospital is part of a steadily expanding group of public projects that delivering shared value through sustainable building practice,” GBCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Romilly Madew, has said.
“Nationwide, the number of healthcare facilities pursuing Green Star certification is now well into double digits, reflecting the growing recognition that sustainable design can boost efficiencies in hospitals while also actively contributing to better patient outcomes.”
“Research from the World Green Building Council has shown that incorporating green design in hospital infrastructure can deliver an 8.5% reduction in hospital stays, 15% faster recovery rates, a 22% reduction in the need for pain medication and an 11% reduction in secondary infections,” she continues. read more