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Title Improving sustainability during hospital design and operation : a multidisciplinary evaluation tool / Stefano Capolongo, Marta Carla Bottero, Maddalena Buffoli, Emanuele Lettieri, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer Science and Business Media, [2015]

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Series Green energy and technology.
Green energy and technology.
Subject Hospital buildings -- Design and construction.
Sustainable buildings -- Design and construction.
Alt Name Capolongo, Stefano,
Bottero, Marta,
Buffoli, Maddalena,
Lettieri, Emanuele,
Description 1 online resource.
Contents Healthcare sustainability challenge -- Current scenario analysis -- Healthcare sustainability evaluation systems -- A multidisciplinary sustainable evaluation system for operative and in-design hospitals -- Economic Sustainability -- Social Sustainability -- Environmental Sustainability -- Testing the SustHealth evaluation system.
Summary This book describes the Sustainable High Quality Healthcare (SustHealth) project, which had the goal of developing an original multidisciplinary evaluation tool that can be applied to assess and improve hospitals overall sustainability. The comprehensive nature of the appraisal offered by this tool exceeds the scope of most current rating systems, which typically permit a thorough evaluation of relevant environmental factors when designing a new building but fail to consider social and economic impacts of the design phase or the performance of the hospitals operational structure in these fields. The multidisciplinary evaluation system was developed, from its very inception through to its testing, by following a scientific experimental method in which a global perspective was constantly maintained, as opposed to a focus only on specific technical issues. Application of the SustHealth rating tool to a currently functioning hospital, or one under design, will identify weaknesses and guide users to potential low-cost short-term solutions and longer-term strategies for improvement.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
ISBN 9783319140360 (electronic bk.)
3319140361 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-14036-0
OCLC # 904131858
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319140353

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