August 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Aug2010, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p14
The article looks at the environmental sustainability challenges of hospitals in the U.S. According to the Department of Energy, hospitals account for 2.5 times of carbon dioxide emissions of commercial buildings. Hospitals also generate more than two million tons of waste annually. As the government tightens its policies with regards to environmental protection, hospital leaders are finding ways to attain energy and environmental sustainability. Recycling, green roofs and waste management programs are some of measures being undertaken by hospitals.


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