Children’s believes that green buildings are healthier environments for the occupants and building green is integral to the core mission of providing top-quality healthcare. In fact, the hospital recently won the 2008 Governor’s Award for Sustainable Practices.
Through thoughtful, sustainable facility master planning, Children’s future development will consider habitat, energy and water, which are essential to community design and reducing demand on the local infrastructure. These choices will contribute to a sustainable urban campus and, by extension, positively affect the community around it.
Children’s is also committed to following the principles and strategies in the Green Guide for Health CareTM. This program describes the best-practice methods for hospital facility design, construction, facilities management and operations.
Children’s will also make meaningful performance efficiencies in the following areas as they relate to new development for facilities design, construction and operations: