Title: Resource efficiency and life cycle innovation in the healthcare sector
Authors : Muir, Karen
Stucki, Matthias
Keller, Regula
Conference details: 1st Life Cycle Innovation Conference (LCIC), Berlin, 29.-31. August 2018
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Not specified
Type of review: Peer review (Abstract)
Language : English
Subjects : Hospital; Health care; Environmental impact; Life cycle assessment; Resource efficiency
Subject (DDC) : 362: Health and social services
Abstract: How can life cycle innovation help foster sustainability in hospitals? The project “Green Hospital” aims to find out. After food, mobility and housing, health care is the most relevant consumer sector from an environmental standpoint. To date, however, very few comprehensive environmental assessments have been carried out for this sector. Questions regarding where the greatest scope for improvement lies or how to implement improvements have not yet been answered. Efficiency analyses have tended to focus on the economic perspective without taking environmental impacts into account. A workshop provides an ideal opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and exchange ideas in the field of Resource Efficiency and Life Cycle Innovation in the Health Sector. The most relevant aspects to be included in the workshop are: • suitable approaches for determining the resource efficiency of hospitals and • life cycle innovations to reduce the environmental impact in hospitals
Further description : Workshop with input by speakers, group discussion and break-out groups
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Publication type: Conference Other
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/10550
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Green Hospital
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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