Sustainable Healthcare Architecture is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the design, construction and operation of state-of-the-art sustainable healthcare facilities. It allows to acquire a thorough knowledge of the subject, rich in references for further reading and plenty of food for thought.
Preceded by a large apparatus of key sustainability indicators and infographic, the book is divided into 4 parts and 10 chapters: Design and stewardship, The built environment and human health, Environment and medicine, Nature and healing, Improving performance, Measuring value, Lessons from health systems, Global survey, Toward a new language of form, Creating the twenty-first-century hospital.
«The Green Building Movement is guided by a simple, yet revolutionary, idea: that the buildings in which we live our lives can nurture instead of harm, can restore instead of consume, and can inspire instead of constrain. But it is important for us to remember that at its core, green building is about making the world a better place for people to live.
The second edition builds upon the groundbreaking first volume, detailing how resilient and regenerative design is transforming the sterile, imposing facilities of the past-replacing them with buildings that are filled with daylight, connected to nature, and, above all, designed to promote health and well-being and combat climate change».