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New Green Heathcare Guide Released

The recent release of

Green Guide for Healthcare (GGHC) version 2.2 marks the end of a successful pilot program that included 115 healthcare facilities across the country (see


Vol. 14, No. 1). Improvements to GGHC, a point-based guide to green building for the healthcare industry, were based on feedback from project teams participating in the pilot program and include a more comprehensive credit checklist for water efficiency, more attention to creating “indoor places of respite” for patients, and an expansion of the guide’s recommendations for mercury elimination. GGHC is available for free download online at For more information about GGHC and green healthcare facilities, see EBN

Vol. 14, No. 6.

Published March 6, 2007

Wendt, A. (2007, March 6). New Green Heathcare Guide Released. Retrieved from

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