U.S. healthcare providers are among our most prolific consumers of energy on a building-by-building basis, and also one of our largest contributors of waste. Here's how the industry is starting to be mindful of environmental as well as patient health.
If your line of work has you involved in pharmaceutical laboratory construction or retrofitting, chances are very good that the topic of conversation has, at some recent point, turned to USP 797, a set of guidelines for preparing prescription drugs.
As discussed in my last post, indoor air quality (IAQ) is of critical concern in hospitals and other medical facilities where airborne contaminants are particularly hazardous to both patients and medical workers.
Indoor air quality is a concern in any commercial environment but it is particularly significant in hospitals and other healthcare facilities where the spread of environmental and airborne pathogens can have particularly serious consequences.
Keeping a healthy environment is very important in a hospital. Ambient comfort levels depend on many factors including the temperature, humidity, airflow, radiant heat, and clothing of the individual among others.