A Case for Sustainable Design in Healthcare

Though a handful of healthcare organizations are incorporating sustainable design practices into their facilities planning, many face intense pressures from economic circumstances, risk averseness and regulatory requirements – leading the sector as a whole to lag behind other industries. In a new report, Timothy Spence (BBH Design Principal & Healthcare Market Lead), Maria Papiez (BBH Design Associate & Sustainability Lead) and Neil Chambers (Founder & CEO of chambersdesign) use two hospital design and construction case studies to demonstrate current progress toward sustainability, before going on to illustrate the potential of a “net zero” approach through a broader approach that can transform communities.