International Forum on Green Retrofitting for Hospital Building

GGHH had a strong presence at the Second International Forum on Green Retrofitting for Hospital Building.

Gan Lisi from CABR with Josh Karliner, Robin Gunther and Scott Slotterback.

Gan Lisi from CABR with Josh Karliner, Robin Gunther and Scott Slotterback.

The conference took place at the China Academy of Building Research (CABR), Beijing, China on November 3rd. Among the 20 presenters at the conference; Josh Karliner, International Team Coordinator and Director of Global Projects for Health Care Without Harm; Susan Wilburn, Sustainability Director of GGHH; Scott Slotterback, Policy Director of GGHH; and Robin Guenther, Senior Advisor to Health Care Without Harm and Principle Architect, Perkins and Will presented at the conference along with GGHH Member, Dr. Pang Yu, Vice-President of Beijing Huilongguan Hospital. Jiang Chao, GGHH Project Officer for REEI in China worked closely with CABR to make the arrangements for the conference.

The event aimed to advance knowledge of green design and retrofitting of hospitals in which Karliner gave an opening welcoming speech and presented on Health Care Leadership to Address Climate Change, Wilburn gave a presentation on Innovations in health care waste treatment technologies, Guenther talked about Innovation in Hospital Energy and Water Conservation in the USA, and Slotterback discussed Global Innovation in Hospital Energy and Water Conservation.

International Forum on Green Retrofitting for Hospital Building, China, Nov 2015 (1)Key research leaders from throughout China participated in the event, including Wang Qingqin, Vice President of the China Academy of Building Research; Zhao Wei, Vice President of the China Building Technique Group Co., Ltd; and Zhang Fulin, Section Chief, Energy Saving Office of Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Housing and Urban – Rural Development;

The day-long seminar was attended by more than 250 hospital leaders, government officials, building research institutes and health care associations and plans made for the Third Annual International Forum jointly between CABR and GGHH.

GGHH and the China National Health Development Research Center make plans for future collaboration

The China National Health Development Research Center (NHDRC) in Beijing, China met with a delegation from GGHH to discuss GGHH membership and global exchange of healthcare sustainability knowledge and technologies on November 4, 2015.

Meeting with China National Health Development Research Center, Nov 2015, ChinaThe China National Health Development Research Center (NHDRC) is a national research institution, established in 1991 under the leadership of National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC). It works as a national think-tank providing technical consultancy to health policy-makers to further strengthen health policy research and better accommodate the needs of health development and reform. The recent (in October) approval of China’s five year plan: 2016-2021 includes as one of the top 5 priorities: sustainability further stimulating interest in China for green hospitals.

Hongwei Yang, DDG of National Health Development Research Center (NHDRC); Dr. Yanqing Miao, deputy director of Division of Rural Health NHDRC; and Mao You, director of Division of Health Economic Information at NHDRC; discussed membership in GGHH, participation in the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge and other opportunities for global exchange of sustainability and energy saving information with the GGHH delegation.

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GGHH and Conference Organizers make plans for 17th China Hospital Construction Forum

GGHH leaders and Director Li Baoshan, National Institute of Hospital Administration of the Ministry of Health met to expand the partnership initiated in May of 2015, when GGHH collaborated on the development of a daylong hospital sustainability track at the 16th Hospital Build & Infrastructure China Exhibition & Congress. The next forum will be held in May 2016. The Congress is a top annual event, which attracts 10,000 participants in China’s hospital construction field. The conference focuses on the needs of hospital construction and managers, promoting solutions to hospital construction challenges by demonstrating new technologies, new ideas and new equipment. In addition to participation in the Congress, HCWH will provide content on green hospital construction for the journal published by the leaders of the Forum.