SUSTAINABILITY // The Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals was developed by leaders in health care facility design and construction, operations and maintenance, supply chain and environmental services. It offers resources to help organizations integrate sustainable practices into their operations. Topics covered include design and construction, energy, water, waste, supply chain and chemicals.
INTERIORS // Norix has released a white paper titled “The Role of Color in Humanizing Behavioral Healthcare Facilities.” The paper focuses on integrating design into therapeutic goals, evidence-based design and creating interiors that preserve patient dignity and boost morale while encouraging positive social engagement and lowering stress.
ARCHITECTURE // A TEDMED Talk featuring, Robin Guenther, principal at Perkins+Will and senior adviser to Health Care Without Harm, discusses connections between health and environmental design. In her talk, “Why Hospitals are Making us Sick,” Guenther draws on her experience as one of the most influential designers in health care.