New Version of Green Guide for Health Care™ Launched

May 8, 2007

The Green Guide for Health Care, the first and only sustainable design tool kit tailored to the healthcare industry, recently launched a new, updated version (2.2) that includes more tips and tools for adding healing design features, energy and water efficiency strategies, and safer materials to the healthcare setting. To date, more than 10,500 people have downloaded the Green Guide and 115 projects have registered in the Green Guide Pilot Program. The pilot projects represent more than 30 million square feet of construction by 100 health organizations in 31 states, four Canadian provinces, as well as in China, Guatemala, Malaysia, the Philippines and Poland. These facilities are integrating the Green Guide's enhanced environmental and health principles and practices into their planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance. The Green Guide is a voluntary, self-certifying, best practices tool kit based on an organizational structure borrowed by agreement from USGBC's LEED Green Building Rating SystemTM. For more information or to download the Green Guide, or to register a project, visit

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