Materials in Health Care Facilities

Beyond IAQ

From JPCL, January 2017

By Robert J. Kobet, Leed Faculty (Retired), The Kobet Collaborative

Acoustics and daylighting not only contribute to patient wellness in health care facilities, but they are also a critical area where appropriate materials selection can help create nurturing, therapeutic spaces, especially when green building principles are followed....

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Tagged categories: BREEAM; Building materials; Caulking; Ceilings; Fenestration; Floors; Good Technical Practice; Green building; Green design; Green Globes; Green Guard; Health Care/Hospitals; Indoor air quality; Interior Wall Coatings; Lighting; Living Building Challenge; Reflectance; Reflective coatings; The Kobet Collaborative; United States Green Building Council (USGBC); Walls; Windows

Comment from Catherine Dalles, (2/10/2017, 8:48 AM)

Very interesting and "enlightening" article. Many of these concepts can migrate directly to the educational environment. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Comment from Robert Kobet, (2/18/2017, 8:17 AM)

Catherine - Thank you for your comment. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. You are correct. The concepts and strategies discussed in the article can be applied to high performance green buildings generally, and they are. Schools are particularly well suited as good acoustics and natural light enhance the learning environment and have direct benefits to the health and well being of students, staff and school visitors. Thanks again for checking in; I appreciate it.

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