Sustainable hospitals

Affecting Sustainable Change - Why it's both difficult and well-worth pursuing

We often mistake system-problems for people-problems. We assume people are lazy or difficult, when they are exhausted or uninformed. Consider what information they need, what motivates them, and what in their environment is working for or against them.
Creating the Business Case for Sustainability

How Integrated Design Yields Optimal Healing and Building Performance

Designing a healing place now means understanding how a building affects its people and its environment. How did we partner with Perkins+Will to achieve optimal healing AND building performance?
How this Solar Partnership is Producing Real Results

Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center MICROGRID

Kaiser Permanente (KP), the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system and first to achieve carbon neutrality (in 2020). Towards this, KP has been exploring the use of renewable microgrids, a groundbreaking step towards providing cleaner energy generation and reducing consumption
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Packard Children's is the 1st West Coast LEED Platinum Children's hospital; it is targeted to be the most sustainable, technologically advanced children's hospital in the country.
Pushing MEP Boundaries for New UCSF Parnassus Heights Hospital

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has selected San Francisco-based, healthcare specialists Mazzetti and global consulting and engineering firm Arup as the lead MEP engineers of record for its new hospital, UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights (Parnassus Heights).  Collaborating with architect partners HDR (Architect of Record) and Herzog & de Meuron (Lead Designer) to design the “hospital for the future”, Mazzetti and Arup will integrate forward-looking, innovative design, supporting UCSF’s commitment to world-renowned clinical research and training.
The Complex Nature of Medical Equipment Procurement

Trip to Honduras: Literally, it takes a village.

UC Davis Health Carbon/Energy Roadmap

Water Efficiency & General Maintenance Checklist

Why California Hospitals Need to Prioritize Energy Reduction (Now)