Saving Water and Money in the Healthcare Environment

8/01/12

Water conservation efforts can take a big chunk out of your utility bill, but where do you start?

Given their size and the nature of their services, healthcare facilities can be a massive strain on the environment, contributing energy consumption, waste, and hazardous chemicals to their large footprint.

A report released in April by the Health Care Research Collaborative—a collaborative initiated by Health Care Without Harm, an international nonprofit that focuses on ways hospitals can be more environmentally conscious—indicated that the average hospital uses more total energy than any other commercial building type.

Read more in the August 2012 issue of Briefings on Hospital Safety by clicking DOWNLOAD link.

Reprinted with permission from Briefings on Hospital Safety, August 2012, HCPro Inc.

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