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Groundbreaking Report Spotlights Benefits of Going Green for Hospitals

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI), a program that encourages hospitals to go healthier for patients by going greener, is marking its one-year anniversary by releasing the first-ever report (2012 Milestone Report) that quantifies the success of sustainability initiatives among hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. HHI is made up of … (read full article)

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Hospitals See Early Signs of Cost-Savings through Energy Efficiency Project

Hospitals are notorious for being energy hogs. With 24/7 operation, lots of energy-consuming equipment, and strict codes for lighting, air circulation and heating/cooling, there should be little wonder why. In fact, it’s estimated that the operation and construction of hospitals uses five percent of all the energy consumed in the … (read full article)

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Good for Your Body and Your Budget

Does stocking your shelves with nutritious foods always mean breaking your budget at the grocery store or local market? You probably think the answer is yes, but what we found might shock you. Dawn Undurraga, a consulting nutritionist for the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and registered dietitian, tells a different … (read full article)

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Eco-Friendly Strategies Plant Seeds for Long-Term Savings Among Hospitals

In the past couple of years, 149 hospitals saved $55 million as a result of developing and implementing environmentally friendly initiatives. So why are more and more health providers going green and what’s behind this rising trend? “Increasingly health care leaders are recognizing the critical role environmental stewardship plays in quality health care,” … (read full article)

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