‘Green Hospitals’ have the potential to impact the sustainability and energy efficiency of hospital infrastructures. In current resource-scarce situations, particularly in under-developed or developing countries, ‘Green Hospital’ aspects need to be taken into consideration at the initial planning stages. This includes determining site location, re-use of existing structures, efficient building footprint and standardization of room sizes in line with their functionality to allow flexible use.
EPOS advocates the concept of ‘green’ hospital design wherever possible in the projects it implements. When planning and designing hospitals and health facilities, we adopt environmentally sustainable approaches, like the application of renewable energy technologies for lighting as well as cooling or heating, pump water and cold chains, use of natural ventilation, rainwater harvesting and other related technologies.
The importance of promoting green hospitals lies in ensuring that existing hospital and health facility infrastructure operates in a more efficient and sustainable way especially in resource constrained situations. We provide technical expertise to support ministries, public health authorities and hospitals make the most of their existing infrastructure with only small investments.
'Green Hospitals' Concept Manual for Improving Infrastructure