Healing America Through Innovation in Healthcare

Healthcare Innovation Journal

Subscribe to Healthcare Innovation Journal: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Healthcare Innovation Journal: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn

Healthcare Innovation Authors: Jaun Parker, Progress Blog, LeanTaaS Blog, Yoel Knoll, Mark Hoover

Related Topics: Health 2.0, Green Healthcare, Healthcare Innovation Journal

Green Healthcare: Blog Feed Post

LEED for Healthcare: Editorial on Cleantech Group's Site

LEED-HC may not be ready for Primetime

A posting that I published originally on GreenSpacesRx called "LEED for Healthcare: Worth It?" has been edited and is now published on the Cleantech Group's website. The essence of the posting has stayed the same, however, the lead in may be more definitive than what I meant in the editorial. In essence, I think there are some issues with the LEED certification process because it is a predictive model and the lack of tracking and performance after the LEED certification is granted is a problem in the long run. There are other reasons for pursuing the LEED certification, such as using non-toxic materials, indoor quality, etc. These are not small considerations in the healthcare industry. Since LEED is becoming a de facto standard, however, the building performance issues should be discussed and addressed.

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By Camille Schenkel

Camille is a digital change and process management consultant. She has worked for diverse companies, from media (ABC) to multinationals (GE). She has helped companies (both startups and Fortune 500) start their businesses online. The common thread is companies or industries that are going through fundamental change or industry-shifting opportunities. She is currently the Editor of Healthyspacesrx.com, analyzing consumer-driven changes in the health care industry.