- Energy Efficiency
Reduce hospital energy consumption and costs through efficiency and conservation measures.
- Green Building Design
Build hospitals that are responsive to local climate conditions and optimized for reduced energy and resource demands.
- Alternative Energy Generation
Produce and/or consume clean, renewable energy onsite to ensure reliable and resilient operation.
Use alternative fuels for hospital vehicle fleets; encourage walking and cycling to the facility; promote staff, patient and community use of public transport; site health-care buildings to minimize the need for staff and patient transportation.
Provide sustainably grown local food for staff and patients.
Reduce, re-use, recycle, compost; employ alternatives to waste incineration.
Conserve water; avoid bottled water when safe alternatives exist.
Healthy Hospitals — Healthy Planet — Healthy People
Addressing climate change in health care settings
A discussion draft paper published by the World Health Organization and Health Care Without Harm