Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hospital commits to green practices

Hospitals can become more
environmentally friendly.
The New Jersey Hackensack University Medical Center has officially agreed to become even more “green” by a memorandum of understanding with the EPA.

As part of their continued effort to “go green”, the hospital pledged to reduce air pollution, use less plastic, increase recycling efforts and initiate other environmentally friendly practices.

They plan to reduce energy consumption by 10 percent, install water-conserving equipment, complete a roof garden and more.

The hospital’s women’s and children’s buildings already boast a green design, top-notch energy system and non-toxic cleaning products.

In order to improve indoor air quality, the hospital is planning to install a “living wall” with more than 30 plant species that help clean the air and break down indoor air pollutants.

According to the North Jersey Record, the EPA has developed partnerships to aid hospitals, colleges, retail and other businesses in becoming more environmentally friendly, because buildings are responsible for 40 percent of the nation’s energy consumption and 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions.

Source: North Jersey Record

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