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Ruiz, A. VA Hospital in Big Spring going "green.”

Geisinger to install a new generator and boiler.  The Daily Item. Dec. 8, 2009.

Pennsylvania hospital goes green with LEED Silver Certification. Dec. 6, 2009.

“Topping out” ceremony marks milestone in construction of University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. PR Newswire. Dec. 3, 2009.

Hospitals embrace sustainable design. Materials Management in Health Care. 18(12):28, Dec. 2009.

Thompson, J. D. Can medical equipment go green? FacilityCare. 14(8):20-21, Nov./Dec. 2009.

Mazzi, A., and Lyles, V. M. Bridge to the future. The infrastructure that enabled design. FacilityCare. 14(8):22-25, Nov./Dec. 2009.

Hoggard, T. D. Elevating green standards for a healthy environment. FacilityCare. 14(8):26-28, Nov./Dec. 2009.

Milliard, T. Making hospital cuisine green. Idaho Mountain Express. Nov. 20, 2009.

Chung, J., and Meltzer, D.  Estimate of the carbon footprint of the US Health Care SectorJAMA.  302(18):1790-1972, Nov. 11, 2009.

Lee, L.  LeBonheur going green.  MyFoxMemphis. Nov. 10, 2009.

Zhu, H. First eco-friendly hospital energy plant installed. Epoch Times. Nov 4, 2009.

Furgeson, S.  Green ops. Auditing facilities for environmental performance. Health Facilities Management. 22(11):26-28, Nov. 2009.

Clark, A. Deirdre Imus's mission to green up toxic hospitals. Oct. 29, 2009.

Gilbert, M. Washington Co. schools, hospital going greenThe Herald-Mail. Oct. 24, 2009.

Morrison, K. Shands debuts $388M hospital. Jacksonville Business Journal. Oct. 23, 2009.

Hemingway, S. A new shade of hospital green. Burlington Free Press. Oct. 18, 2009.

SMC going green, enhancing safety, and starting renovation. Alva Review-Courier. Oct. 16, 2009.

Cole, B. Wisconsin hospital saves green by going green. HealthLeaders Media. Oct. 5, 2009.

Boyd, O. T. Ball Hospital's new green roof will be the largest in Indiana. Oct. 5, 2009.

Burpee, H., and Weller, M. Evaluating energy use in hospitals. FacilityCare. 14(7):18-21, 25, Oct. 2009.

Barlow, R. D. Reprocessing fuels green strategies. Healthcare Purchasing News. 33(10):40-41, Oct. 2009.

Alford, S.Local doctor to offer 'solar tour' of green medical center. Lufkin Daily News. Sept. 30, 2009.

Hoeft, M. St. Mary's “green roof” offers financial, health benefits. Patients will be able to visit garden atop St. Mary's hospital. Greenbay Press-Gazette. Sept. 25, 2009.

St. Joseph's Hospital plans $245 million “green” expansion. Post-Standard. Sep. 15, 2009.

Green Briefs: St. Anthony’s first ENERGY STAR hospital in FloridaSep. 9, 2009.

Rossomme, A. Mishawaka hospital project goes green. WSBT TV.  Sep. 8, 2009.

Struglinksi S. Pill disposal: a growing concern. Drug disposal poses problems for facilities. Provider. 35(9):22-39, Sept. 2009.

Guenther R. Sustainable architecture for health: a mindset shift. Guest editorial. Health Environments Research & Design Journal. 2(4):3-9, Summer 2009.

Houghton A, Vittori G, and Guenther R. Demystifying first-cost green building premiums in healthcare. Health Environments Research & Design Journal. 2(4):10-45, Summer 2009.

Pradinuk R. Incentivizing the daylit hospital: the Green Guide for Health Care approach. Health Environments Research & Design Journal.  2(4):92-112, Summer 2009.

Stony Brook University Hospital and EPA sign historic green partnership. Washington, DC: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Aug. 26, 2009.

Brooks Health opens green headquarters. Jacksonville Business Journal. Aug. 20, 2009.

Vaughan, C.  Wisconsin Hospital's path toward energy independenceHealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 11, 2009.

Hospitals eliminate mercury, PVC, VOCs. Environmental Leader. Aug. 10, 2009.

Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Named best workplace for recycling. Eastside Business Journal. Aug. 6, 2009.

Wheeling Hospital kicks off Go Green initiative. Aug. 5, 2009.

Parker, A. Chicago hospital collaborative would reduce energy emissions. Chi-Town Daily News. Aug. 5, 2009.

Dunlop, D. Healthcare’s green initiative: the healthy hospital movement. Alternative Health Journal. Aug. 3, 2009.

Sparacio, N. Aspirus Hospital goes green with new NICU. Aug. 3, 2009.

Kaczke, L.  Hospital goes green for cancer care. The Daily Journal. Aug. 2, 2009.

Vernon, W. Helping hands: leaders in the healthcare sustainability movement. Journal of Healthcare Management. 54(4):227-230, July/Aug. 2009.

Hospitals due for energy efficiency overhaul.  Environmental Leader. July 27, 2009.

Medical Center of the Rockies receives LEED gold July 23, 2009.

Wallask, S.  Cut your hospital's energy bills with these award-winning ideasHealthLeaders Media.  July 21, 2009.

Borowitz, A. The VA hospital gets its green on. Tucson Weekly. July 10, 2009.

Epstein, V. N. J. regulators approve green plans. July 1, 2009.

Vernon, W. Energy reduction investment, part II. Facility Care. 14(4):32-33, July 2009.

Pfitzenmeier, D.  Finding a green fit for a specialized healthcare practice.  Healthcare Design.  9(7):24-26, July 2009.

Mejia, E. A., and Sattler, B. Starting a health care system green team. AORN Journal. 90(1):33-40, July 2009.

Wu, J.  Environmental compliance: The good, the bad, and the super green. Journal of Environmental Management. June 30, 2009. [Epub ahead of print]

Bassett, E.  Local hospitals receive national green awardsFort Worth Business Press. June 22, 2009.

Rollins, B. "CTMC forms “Green Team.” San Marcos Mercury.  June 17, 2009.

Jones, J. RMH recognized for effort to build “green” hospital. Daily News Record.  June 8, 2009. 

Hospital launches sustainable foods program. Idaho Mountain Express. June 5, 2009.

Proudman, J. Washington Hospital saluted for going green. June 4, 2009.

Gaerig, C., editor.  Practice greenhealth announces winners of 2009 environmental excellence awardsHealthcare Design Magazine.  June 23, 2009.

Hospital honored for mercury reduction. Port Clinton News Herald. June 3, 2009.

DeWitte, D. Shared steam plant to be greener energy source. The Gazette. June 2, 2009.

Brown, J. Boulder hospital reduces waste, also saves money. The Denver Post.  June 1, 2009.

Peck, R. L. How healthcare’s first LEED Platinum project got it done. Healthcare Design. 9(6):24, 26, June 2009

Zimmerman, G.  The prescription for green health care facilities.  Building Operating Management.  June 2009.

Peck, R. How healthcare’s first LEED Platinum project got it done.  Healthcare Design.  9(6):24, 26, June 2009.

Bonda, P. Green healing. Interior Design, June 2009.

Klein, S.  Case Study: Lowering Health Care Costs Through Energy Efficiency.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, May/June 2009.

Foubister, V.  In Focus: Health Care Leaders Seek to Create Healing Environments for Patients, Staff, and the Broader Community.  New York:  Commonwealth Fund, May/June 2009.

Luten, A., and Tazmine, L. Using elements of the Green Guide for Health Care to map “occupant experience” for enhanced health care facility design.  Facility Care. 14(3):20-21, 26, May/June 2009.

Vernon, W. V. Keeping green: reducing energy consumption without harming the budget. Journal of Healthcare Management. 54(3):159-162, May/June 2009.

Popely, D.  Beyond the bin.  Healthcare Executive.  24(3):8-18, May/June 2009.

Going Green.  Healthcare Executive.  24(3):93-94 May/June 2009.

Levy, J., Funk, P., and Cheney, K.  The cogeneration option: saving money and the planetHealthcare Deisgn Magazine.  May 27, 2009.

Nation’s Hospitals Make Great Strides to Go Green; Practice Greenhealth Reports Results of Member Survey on Sustainable Practices, Practice Greenhealth Press Release, May 19, 2009.

Practice Greenhealth announces winners of 2009 Environmental Excellence awards. May 19, 2009.

Sherman, P. Palomar West hospital tower takes shape; debut set in 2012.  San DiegoUnion Tribune. May 17, 2009.

Boone Hospital's new project is largest in its history and “green.” May 12, 2009.

Rosenbaum, D.  Defining and implementing sustainability at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare.  Healthcare Design Magazine.  May 11, 2009.

Simmons, J. New Alliance Promotes Better Energy Efficiency in HospitalsHealthLeaders Media. May 1, 2009.

Commins, J. Go green to save green. HealthLeaders. 12(5):12-14, May 2009.

Going green in health care.  Healthcare Financial Management.  63(5):advertising supplement following p. 82, May 2009.

Larson, L.  Making the community connectionTrustee.   May 2009.

Commins, J.  Hospital's eco agenda saves moneyHealthLeaders Media.  Apr. 22, 2009.

Johnson, M. Lab work turns green. Waukesha Memorial taps eco-friendly ideas in laboratory addition.  Journal Sentinel, Apr. 4, 2009.

Qualk, J. D. Green growth. A look at LEED 2009 and its impact on healthfacilities. Health Facilities Management. 22(4):31-3, Apr. 2009.

Eagle, A. Model of sustainability. Kaiser's new template design comes up green. Health Facilities Management. 22(4):12-7, Apr. 2009.

Williamson, J.  Green cleaning gaining ground.  Healthcare Purchasing News.  33(4):32-36, Apr. 2009.

Eagle, A.  Model of sustainability.  Health Facilities Management.  22(4):12-17, Apr. 2009.

Qualk, J.  Green growth.  Health Facilities Management.  22(4):31-33, Apr. 2009.

Baldwin G. How green was my hospital. Health Data Management. 17(4):82,84, 86, Apr. 2009.

Sherman, M.  Top ten tips.  HFM Magazine Web Exclusive.  Apr. 2009.

Energy reduction investment. FacilityCare.  14(2):26-27, Mar./Apr. 2009.

Fong, D. Daylighting in healthcare facilities. FacilityCare. 14(2):24-25, Mar./Apr. 2009.

Harris, N., and others.  Hospitals going green: a holistic view of the issue and the critical role of the nurse leader.  Holistic Nursing Practice.   23(2):101-11, Mar./Apr. 2009.

Reed, C.  First hospital designed to earn the energy star:  Muskogee Community Hospital.  Inside ASHE.  17(2):35-37, Mar./Apr. 2009.

Brown, J.  Responsible care, respectful environments - Part IIHealthcare Design Online.  Mar. 11, 2009.

EnergySmart Hospitals: Retrofitting Existing Facilities.  Washington:  Department of Energy, Mar. 2009.

Matambanadzo, S., editor.  Planning a greener futureHealthcare Design.  Feb. 19, 2009.

Commins, J.  Earth-friendly can mean budget-friendly, tooHealthLeaders Media.  Feb. 18, 2009.

EnergySmart Hospitals: Improving Design and Construction.  Washington:  Department of Energy, Feb. 2009.

Oberlin, J., online editor.  Healthcare center/nature preserve combo saves more than just people.   Healthcare Design.  9(2):16-19, Feb. 2009.

Will the economy affect green construction?  Health Facilities.  22(2):16-17, Feb. 2009.

McCaffree, J.  Reducing foodservice waste: going green can save green.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association.  109(2):205-206, Feb. 2009.

Chief energy engineer:  isn't it time one began working for you?  Inside ASHE.  17(1):31-33, Jan./Feb. 2009.

Harvie, J.  Food:  farmers' markets and CSAs.  Facilty Care.  14(1):24-25, Jan./Feb. 2009.

Beil, M.  Going 'green' in long-term care.  New York:  Vendome Group, LLC., Jan. 1, 2009.

Saver, C.  Staff spearheads an OR's green effort.  OR Manager.  25(1):24-25, Jan. 2009.

Tweed, J. The green office. Caring. 28(1):56-57, Jan. 2009.

Greene, J. Energy. Online auctions touted as a way to reduce costs, go green. Hospitals & Health Networks. 83(1):17, Jan. 2009.

Vernon, W.N.  Trends in green engineering.  World Hospitals and Health Services.  45(4):11-14, 2009.

Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities.  Atlanta, GA:  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, 2009.  (WX 165 A244 2009).

Local Leaders in Sustainability. Washington, DC: American Institute of Architects, 2009.

Woodroof, E.  Green Facilities Handbook:  Simple & Profitable Strategies for Managers. Lilburn, GA: The Fairmont Press, Inc, 2009. (WX 140 W893g  2009).

Integrating Federal Resources for High Performance Hospitals.  Washington:  U.S. Department of Energy, 2009.

Crisp, N., and Donaldson, L.  Material Health: A Resource Flow and Ecological Footprint of the NHS.  Material Health, 2009.

Glenn, B.  Going green.  A few steps toward eco-friendliness could improve your practice--and your world.  Medical Economics.  85(24):32-35, Dec. 19, 2008.

Greening and Sustainability: A Growing Imperative Across Health Care Sectors.  Chicago:  Deloitte, Dec. 18, 2008.

Hospital designs and operations go 'green'.  Health Facilities Management.  21(12):24, Dec. 2008.

Hackenbrach, J.  Mandates and available incentives for building green healthcare facilitiesHealthcare Design.  8(12):16-18, Dec. 2008.

How Ingalls Health System achieved green energy savings.  Healthcare Cost Containment.  1(4):14-15, Dec. 2008.

GPOs turning brighter shade of green.  Move toward environmentally preferred purchasing fast gaining favor.  Hospital Materials Management. 33(12):10-11, Dec. 2008.

Construction: building for the futureHealth Facilities Management.  Dec. 2008.

Reed, C.  EPA's new lab benchmarking initiative.  Laboratories may become eligible to earn the energy star.  Inside ASHE.  16(6):19-21, Nov./Dec. 2008.

Andreetta, C.  Leaner and greener.  Phoenix children's hospitals' new central utility plant saves energy and water.  Inside ASHE.  16(6):15-17, Nov./Dec. 2008.

Kriner, S.  The environmental and economic benefits of cool roofs.  Inside ASHE.  16(6):28-31, Nov./Dec. 2008.

Douglas, M.  Solar energy powers positive environment of care.  Inside ASHE.  16(6):33-35, Nov./Dec. 2008.

Crawford, M.  Certified success.  Healthcare Construction and Operations News.  6(7):14-15, 20, Nov./Dec. 2008.

Conrad, M.  Architect outlines tips for sustainable healthcare design.  Healthcare Construction and Operations News.  6(7):20, Nov./Dec. 2008.

Oberlin, J.  Collaboration to strengthen sustainability.  Healthcare Design.  8(11):24-26, Nov. 2008.

Uniting wellness and sustainability.  Fountain House's green initiative dovetails with its emphasis on member wellness. Behavioral Healthcare.  28(11):26, 28-29, Nov. 2008.

Pugliese, G., and Dedominicis, N.  The bright side of energy conservation.  Materials Management in Health Care. 17(11):22-26, Nov. 2008.

Gehant, D.  Hospitals and the environment.  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  25(1):3-10, Fall 2008.

Coller, J., and Grunseth, A.  Demonstrating reverence for the earth.  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  25(1):11-23, Fall 2008.

Guenther, R.  Why should healthcare bother?  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  25(1):25-32, Fall 2008.

Hamilton, D.  The challenge of sustainable hospital building.  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  25(1):33-36, Fall 2008.

Hall, A.  Greening healthcare:  21st century and beyond.  Frontiers of Health Services Management.  25(1):37-43, Fall 2008.

Naderi, J., and Shin, W.  Humane design for hospital landscapes:  a case study in landscape architecture of a healing garden for nurses.  Health Environments Research and Design Journal.   2(1):82-119, Fall 2008.

Hackenbrach, J., Klein, S., and Harris, N.  Healthcare IT goes green.  Why the environment should play a role in your IT criteria.  Journal of Healthcare Information Management.  22(4):11-12, Fall 2008.

Petteway, L.  New Guidelines Encourage Responsible Recycling of Electronics.  Washington:  EPA, Oct. 31, 2008.

Oberlin, J., editor.  Greening the hospital and saving gr$$nHealthcare Design.  Oct. 22, 2008.

Riedel, L.  For a healthy environment, nurses and hospitals have to go green(er).  Nursing Spectrum.  21(21):22-27, Oct. 20, 2008.

Urban and rural hospitals find various paths to 'going green'.  Health Facilities Management.  21(10):3-6, Oct. 2008.

Eagle, A.  [Buying into] green.  Health Facilities Management.  21(10):42-47, Oct. 2008.

Huff, W.  Water Works.  Health Facilities Management.  21(10):55-59 Oct. 2008.

Lewis, C.  Going green in hospital finance.  Healthcare Financial Management.  62(10):24-25, Oct. 2008.

Smith, C.  Recycle your way to an eco-friendly facility.  Facility Care.   13(7):13, Oct. 2008.

Vernon, W.  Forecasting the future of climate change.  Facility Care.   13(7):24-25, Oct. 2008.

Tindell, B., and Czyrka, M.  "I need to do what?"  Facility Care.   13(7):20-23, Oct. 2008.

Wayland, H.  Design for sustainability.  Healthcare Design.  8(10):10-16, Oct. 2008.

Aiello, M.  Clean and green.  HealthLeaders.   11(10):14, Oct. 2008.

Health center is first LEED certified healthcare project in Massachusetts.  Healthcare Construction and Operations News.  6(5):6, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Gerflor completes several eco-friendly installations.  Healthcare Construction and Operations News.  6(5):8, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Greene, J.  Team green.  AHIP Coverage.  49(5):50-56, Sept./Oct. 2008.

Oberlin, J., editor.  Waste: It's not just trash anymore.  (construction debris recycling).  Healthcare Design.  Sept. 10, 2008.

Hale, S.  Going green without sacrificing qualityHospitals and Health Networks Online.  Sept. 2, 2008.

Making a business case for green construction.  Business of Caring.  3(8):6, Sept. 2008.

Gaerig, C.  Purchasing sustainability.  Healthcare Design.  8(9):16-18, Sept. 2008.

Abelkis, K.  Boulder community foothills hospital partners to harness the energy of the sun.  Facility Care.  13(6):25-29, Sept. 2008.

OConnell, M.  How green is your practice?  MGMA Connexion.  8(8):44-49, Sept. 2008.

Hospital system saves money at online energy auctionHealth Facilities Management.  21(9):5-9, Sept. 2008.

Caffarini, K.  Greening your practice.  American Medical News.  51(31):10-11, Aug. 18, 2008.

Chufo, V.  The green team is helping the hospital reduce its garbage by 20%, saving $1,000 a month.  Chicago Tribune, Aug. 15, 2008.

Oberlin, J., editor.  'Can't manage what you don't measure'.  (ecological footprint).  Healthcare Design.  Aug. 13, 2008.

Bilton, M., and others.  Reducing our environmental footprint.    Hospitals and Health NetworksWeb Exclusive.  Aug. 5, 2008.

Castillo, B.  The greening of a critical access hospitalHealthcare Design.  8(8):16-22, Aug. 2008.

Peck, R.  An urban high-rise makes green dollars and sense.    Healthcare Design.  8(8):24-28, Aug. 2008.

Gaerig, C.  St. Francis' Wolf Gallery: a green faceliftHealthcare Design.  8(8):54-55, Aug. 2008.

Sutherland, L.  Green from the get-goMaterials Management in Health Care.  17(8):14-19, Aug. 2008.

Rhea, S.  A larger serving of greens.  Modern Healthcare.  38(31):28-30, Aug. 4, 2008.

Serb, C.  Think greenHospitals and Health Networks.  82(8):22-26, 35, Aug. 2008.

Bush, H.  The path to going greenHospitals and Health Networks.  82(8):Insert after 26, Aug. 2008.

Finding Green/facility cuts energy costs with HVAC systemHealth Facilities Management. 21(8):7-10, Aug. 2008.

Sutherland, L.  Five easy ways to get your suppliers to help you go green.  Supply Chain Strategies and Solutions.  2(4):12-13, July/Aug. 2008.

Fundamentals for quality management in materials management.  Supply Chain Strategies and Solutions.  2(4):1, 4-5, July/Aug. 2008.

Health alliance breaks ground on its first green building.  Healthcare Construction and Operations.  6(4):10, July/Aug. 2008.

2008 Healthcare Energy Efficiency Indicator Results.  Milwaukee, WI:  Johnson Controls, July 21, 2008.

Greening up the supply chainHealth Data Management.  July 9, 2008.

EnergySmart Hospitals.  Washington:  Department of Energy, July 2008.

Oberlin, J.  Sustainable healthcare environments: the present and beyondHealthcare Design.  8(7):59-62, July 2008.

Rose, A. Embodying the patron of ecologyHealthcare Design.  8(7):64-68, July 2008.

Gyory, J.  Running hot and cold: Sherman Hospital finds energy, environmental solutions by going geothermalHealthcare Design.  8(7):70-75, July 2008.

Meins, B., and Cull, S.  A pragmatic approach to green air and LEEDFacility Care.  13(4):24-25, July 2008.

Hill, L.  Celebrating environmental excellence in healthcare.  Facility Care.  13(4):26-29, July 2008.

Medical center of the Rockies LEEDS the charge in user-center healthcare design.  Facility Care.  13(4):34-37, July 2008.

Williamson, J.  Textile management awash in green opportunities.  Healthcare Purchasing News.  32(7):53-55, July 2008.

Carpenter, D., and Hoppszallern, S.  Greening UpHealth Facilities Management.  21(7):15-21, July 2008.

Smith, D.  Tap into the benefits of green purchasingMaterials Management in Health Care.  17(5):28-32, May 2008.

Birk, S.  Sharps disposal.  Materials Management in Health Care.  17(5):42-44, May 2008.

Michalski, M.  Green efforts help the environment, bottom line.  Materials Management in Health Care.  17(5):45, May 2008.

HFMA's Annual Real Estate Design and Construction Review.  Going green.  Healthcare Financial Management.  62(5):1-26, May 2008.

Building green hospitals checklist.  Healthcare Financial Management.  62(5):93-95, May 2008.

HFMA's annual real estate design and construction review: May 2008Healthcare Financial Management Journal.  May 2008.

Churchill, E.  A Lighter Shade of Green.   Jan. 8, 2008.

Shinn, K.  The Growth of the "Green Building' Initiative.  Chicago:  American Society for Healthcare Engineering, 2008.  (WX 140 H828g 2008).

Advance for Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine.  King of Prussia, PA:  Merion Publications, 2008.

LEED for Healthcare.  Washington:  U.S. Green Building Council, 2008.

Stentz, J.  Creating A Truly Healing Environment With LEED Hospitals.  Aug. 8, 2007.

Green Guide for Health Care, version 2.2 [toolkit] Green Guide for Health Care, 2007 with web updating.

Vittoti, G.  Management Monographs.  Green and Healthy Buildings for the Healthcare Industry.  Chicago:  American Society for Healthcare Engineering, 2002.  (WX 140 V851g 2002).


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