Sustainability

Information to help meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Powerpoint presentation that focuses on the Sustainability Roadmap

Improving efficiency to reduct costs and support patient care
Sustainability Article Archive
Click here for an archive of reference articles from the past year. 

Climate and Health: Using the Epa Warm Tool to Communicate the Environmental Benefits Associated with Material and Waste Management

The archive of the EPA WARM tool webinar recorded on 11/14 has now been posted on Greenhealth Academy. Please refer to the URL below (and in any further communication) to access the archived recording of the call: https://academy.practicegreenhealth.org/products/climate-and-health-using-the-epa-warm-tool-to-communicate-the-environmental-benefits-associated-with-material-and-waste-management A Practice Greenhealth account is required...

Read More

Resilience & Our Built Environment

Boston Area Sustainability Group event Our guest speaker(s) will share select frameworks and strategies used by decision-makers to determine the resilience of the built environment around us and how it can either support or undermine our social and economic objectives. What have we learned...

Read More

Snapshot: Outdoor Area Lighting

A report using LED Lighting Facts data to examine the current state of the market for outdoor area lighting. View report: https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/10/f37/snapshot2017_outdoor-area.pdf Sustainable City Network article on report (10/9/17): http://www.sustainablecitynetwork.com/topic_channels/development/article_e64b057a-ad26-11e7-8e84-c3ceea7d0a0a.html

Read More

Realizing a healthier marketplace through safer chemical innovation – A dialogue with business leaders, 7/27/17 at 1pm EST

Consumers want products made with the safest available chemicals. Businesses are responding with policies and practices that target key chemicals of concern for removal. But what chemicals will fill their place? What happens when preferred alternatives aren’t readily available? Businesses have a major challenge...

Read More

Evaluation of U.S. Building Energy Benchmarking and Transparency Programs: Attributes, Impacts, and Best Practices

U.S. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory releases report on energy efficiency benchmarking and transparency programs. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a report designed to summarize state and local energy benchmarking and transparency (B&T) policies in compliance with the Energy Efficiency...

Read More

Whole Building Design Guide

National Institute of Building Sciences officially launched its newly redesigned free web portal, the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide®. Used by millions of building professionals each year, the WBDG contains design, construction and facility management information and criteria required by U.S. military and other...

Read More

2016 ASHE Energy and Water Survey

ASHE is asking all health care facilities to complete its 2016 Energy and Water Survey, which will help update ENERGY STAR scoring models in addition to identifying energy and water use trends. The data will be anonymously shared with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....

Read More

Regulatory Update Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update to the Refrigerant Management Requirements Under the Clean Air Act; Final Rule

The Clean Air Act prohibits the knowing release of ozone-depleting and substitute refrigerants during the course of maintaining, servicing, repairing, or disposing of appliances or industrial process refrigeration. The existing regulations require that persons maintaining, servicing, repairing, or disposing of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment...

Read More

Announcement: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017”

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Federal Energy Management Program, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) titled “Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017.” The FOA will provide grants to federal agencies for...

Read More