The case for sustainable healthcare
Green Building Council Australia, Green star, New Zealand Green Building Council
Green healthcare facilities are more cost effective. Due to the nature of their round-the-clock operations, extensive air conditioning, specialist medical equipment requirements – and because much of our healthcare infrastructure is ageing and poorly designed for energy efficiency – most of our hospitals and healthcare facilities are notorious energy-guzzlers and water users. They use at least twice as much energy and around six times as much water per square metre than commercial office buildings.