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Designing Green Healthcare


Facilities: Tools for Innovation
Ramon San Pascual, MPH
Executive Director, Healthcare Without Harm Asia
TOWARDS GREEN AND Perpetual
HEALTHY HOSPITALS Succor Hospital,
Cebu City
• A green and healthy hospital is one that
promotes public health by continuously
reducing its environmental impact and
eliminating its contribution to the
burden of disease.
• Recognizes the connection between
human health and the environment
through its governance, strategy and
Philippine
operations. Heart Center,
• Connects local needs with Quezon City
environmental action by efforts on
fostering community environmental
health, health equity and a green
economy.
The Global Green
and Healthy
Hospitals Agenda
sets out to
support existing
efforts around the
world to promote
greater
sustainability and
environmental
health in the
health sector, and
thereby to
strengthen health
systems globally
Tools for Greening Hospitals: Guidance Document
This document was written by Robin Guenther, Senior
Advisor to Health Care Without Harm
Local Action
Context
Site Development
Maximize passive
design strategies
such as orientation,
narrow floor plates
for daylighting and
ventilation
Utilize salvaged
materials and products
that are rapidly
renewable or include
recycled content

Incorporate local,
traditional and artisanal
products and labor
Maximize access to
daylight to reduce
stress and support
health and
productivity
Salamat Po