Why own a green hospital?
The benefits of green hospitals
The benefits of green building continue to stack up. Green health facilities deliver a range of benefits including:
Healthier places to heal
The World Green Building Council’s Business Case for Green Building (2013) outlines a range of international studies have confirmed that green healthcare facilities provide better patient care and reduce the length of stay required in hospital.
Green design has been found to deliver:
- 8.5% reduction in hospital stays
- 15% faster recovery
- 22% reduction in need for pain medication
- 11% reduction in secondary infections.
If you have a patient who has a very positive journey, based on an environment where they feel comfortable, and their needs are met not just on a clinical level but are also supported at a social and spiritual level, they're care journey will be optimised.
Project Director, Megan Gray
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne is dedicated to providing world-class medical treatment and supportive care for cancer patients and their families. The eight level centre emphasises wellness and patient wellbeing and is the first certified Green Star – Healthcare v1 project in Victoria
A green building not only enhances the marketability of a building project, but of the entire organisation.
Leadership in the community
Building green is a clear expression of commitment to the environment. Increasingly, people around the world perceive green buildings as modern and ethical – and companies, councils, governments and community organisations associated with green buildings benefit from these perceptions through community pride, satisfaction and well-being.
|Australia’s first Green Star-rated healthcare facility, the Flinders Medical Centre New South Wing in Adelaide, houses women’s health services and has been designed to deliver high-quality patient care with a minimal environmental footprint.
Learn more about Flinders Medical Centre – New South Wing.
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- Why design or build a green commercial building?
- Why design or build a green residential building?
- Why design or build a green school?
- Why design or build a green hospital?
- Why design or build a green public building?
- Why own a green commercial building?
- Why own a green residential building?
- Why own a green school?
- Why own a green hospital?
- Why own a green public building?