Engineering green hospitals: an Imperative for a sustainable future

Kamath, Sagarika and Kamath, Rajesh and Kamath, Lakshmi and Salins, Prajwal and Soman, Biju and Raj, Aswathi L and D’Souza, Reshma MC (2019) Engineering green hospitals: an Imperative for a sustainable future. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 10 (2). pp. 538-544. ISSN 0976-6308

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Climate change is an issue of grave international importance. It has an obvious direct impact on human health. The healthcare sector, which consumes a significantly substantial amount of resources through the construction and operation of complex hospitals and healthcare establishments, the use of modern technologies that are energy-intensive and the generation of a large amount of waste, has itself become a public health concern of some significance1. 10.6% of all energy utilized by commercial establishments in Brazil is by hospitals2. The National Health Service (NHS) in England, which is the country’s largest healthcare provider, accounts for almost one fourth of all emissions from the public sector in England: amounting to 18 million tons of Carbon dioxide per year.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green hospitals; Green buildings; Environment friendly hospitals
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Health Information Management
Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Medical Laboratory Tech
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Departments at MU > Public Health
Management > MIM Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 06:26
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 06:26

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