CM14F7-Greening the Labs: Optimizing Environmental Performance in Hospital Laboratories
This session explores the unique issues involved when taking what we have learned from the successful Greening the OR® Initiative to our energy intensive hospital laboratories. Hospital laboratories are unique in their consumption of disposable goods, their waste generation, and their exposure to biologic tissues and chemical compounds. Unlike the operating rooms or other areas of the hospital, the line between contaminated and non-contaminated waste is often unclear. Presented by a multidisciplinary team, including a senior director of sustainability, a mechanical engineer, and a physician, this session will present a case study of what Cleveland Clinic is doing to green the labs, focusing on the issues of proper waste stream utilization, energy usage, and education in this unique but ubiquitous environment. “Greening the Labs” is the next frontier in health care sustainability
Dan Doyle, LEED AP, Professional Engineer, Grumman/Butkus Associates | Ilyssa Gordon, MD, Physician, Cleveland Clinic | Danette Hauck, LEED AP, Mechanical Engineer, Cleveland Clinic | Jon Utech, Senior Director, Office for a Healthy Environment, Cleveland Clinic | Cecilia DeLoach Lynn, MBA, LEED AP, Director Facility Engagement and Metrics, Practice Greenhealth
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