|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2015|
EN-16: Hospital Network
Environmental Sustainability Director
Office of the Executive Vice President
Is the institution a member of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network?:
Is the institution a member of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative?:
Is the institution a member of Practice Greenhealth?:
A brief description of the hospital’s sustainability initiatives:
One of the primary principles of the medical profession is "First, do no harm." While this ethic was once restricted to bedside decision-making, it increasingly frames discussions about the environmental and health impacts of the modern medical industry, from supply purchasing to building design.
The MC/HS Architect is an active participant in this emerging dialogue. Most visibly, all new buildings on the medical campus pursue LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) certification. The first group of green buildings include: the School of Nursing, MSRB II research building, and the Duke Integrative Medicine. In 2012/2013 the Duke Cancer Center and Trent Semans Center achieved LEED Gold.
Supporting the larger campus’s environmental needs, sustainability was included as a core aspect of Duke Medicine’s new Framework Plan.
The website URL where information about the hospital’s sustainability initiatives is available:
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