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Understand how you use energy, then lower your emissions and save money with these ideas for reducing your consumption.Learn More
Efficiency can only take you so far - convert what remains from fossil fuel to electricity. The Guidebook can help you shift your heating and domestic hot water needs to the grid.Learn More
Learn how building codes affect energy use and restrict decarbonization - then advocate for change!Learn More
Hence, we are on a mission to decarbonize healthcare, and we invite you to join us. Healthcare represents almost 20% of the US National Economy, 10% of US carbon emissions, and 5% of global carbon emissions... and growing. Rather than “doing no harm,” healthcare is actively fueling the carbon fire. In response, we have created a “living” guidebook to help hospitals and those who design them take meaningful steps toward decarbonizing healthcare facilities. We intend to harness the passion and curiosity of the healthcare design community, to crowdsource “best in class” thinking for our collective benefit, including future generations.Explore the Guidebook
Understand the current state of healthcare emissions
The world’s top climate scientists have declared a Code Red for Humanity, telling us that the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century is Climate Change.Learn More
Why do we need to decarbonize our buildings?
If global healthcare were a nation, it would be the 5th largest in terms of emissions. We have a responsibility to provide those communities that we serve with a healthy and clean environment in which to live.Learn More
Alternative Steam Generation Methods
Traditionally, healthcare facilities generate steam for sterilization and humidification using natural gas fired boilers. This section explores alternative steam generation technologies that avoid the combustion of fossil fuels.
According to the World Health Organization, climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century. It refers to the long-term warming of the planet and the resulting changes to the Earth's climate, including rising sea levels, more frequent and severe weather events, and shifts in the availability of clean water, air, and other resources.
Variable Air Volume Ventilation
A Variable Air Volume (VAV) system can help decarbonize hospital buildings by reducing reheat energy through its ability to adjust the amount of airflow and cooling/heating capacity based on the actual demand.
Join the movement to truly decarbonize healthcare.
Become a member of a robust community – healthcare engineers, designers, architects, facility managers, energy experts, financial wizards, regulators, and more - working together to tackle one of the greatest challenges facing the Healthcare industry: decarbonizing our facilities. Our methods are workshops, conversations, and an online community. Our product will be a living Decarbonizing Healthcare Guidebook. Our goal is transformation. Share your expertise, your ideas, your experience. Share your passion to help us build healthcare facilities that truly create healthier environments.Register