A Green building is one which uses less water, optimizes energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste, and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building. A green hospital additionally provides a healing environment for faster recovery and reduces Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI).
Introducing green concepts in the healthcare facilities can help address issues like infection, epidemics, handling of bio-medical waste, water efficiency, energy efficiency, reduction in fossil fuel use for commuting, consumer waste, and in general conservation of natural resources. Most importantly, these concepts can enhance patients' health, recovery, and well-being.
CII established the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) in 2001 to facilitate the Green Building Movement. Since then, the green building movement has gained tremendous momentum, and today, India has the second-largest registered Green buildings in the world.
Benefits of a Green hospital
Faster recovery of patients by 15% and reduction in inpatient stay by 41% due to healing architectural aspects like occupant and patient-centric design.
Emphasis on infection control strategies.
Improved Biomedical Waste Management.
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