The webinar will focus on:

  • Sustainable health care design to reduce health care’s environmental footprint
  • Incorporating green building principles and practices into design and construction of health facilities
  • Evolving the Healthcare Design Frontier: Regenerative Buildings

When?

GGHH will be hosting 2 sessions to accommodate a variety of time zones.

Free of charge. Both sessions will be recorded and need registration prior to the event.

Space is limited. Both sessions will be in English.

Presenters:

Session 1

  • Susan Wilburn, Sustainability Director, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, will present on Global Green and Healthy Hospitals.
  • Robin Guenther is a leading expert and textbook author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture and will present GGHH Buildings Guidance Document for Members.
  • Thorpe Koorts is a project manager for the Western Cape Government Department of Health in South Africa. He will present on sustainable design incorporating community involvement.
  • Tomaz Gregory Kipnis is an environmental engineer, who works as a sustainable’s project consultant in the Center for Building Technology – Sustainability Unit, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Session 2

  • Susan Wilburn, Sustainability Director, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, will present on Global Green and Healthy Hospitals.
  • Robin Guenther is a leading expert and textbook author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture and will present GGHH Buildings Guidance Document for Members.
  • Katy Dean, Director – Advocacy, Green Building Council of Australia.
  • Ming-Jyh Chen is the energy management committee member in China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan, responsible for energy management planning, carrying on and exploring innovative strategy.
Those who participate in the entire webinar will receive a Certificate of Attendance by email.

About the Presenters

Susan Wilburn is the Sustainability Director of Global Green and Healthy Hospitals. She is an occupational & environmental health specialist who worked at the Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health at World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva for eight years, where she coordinated the “greening hospitals” initiative, as well as the Protecting Health Workers – Preventing Needlestick Injuries project. She was also a nursing consultant to the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, and has worked as the Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health at the American Nurses Association.

Robin Guenther is a leading expert and textbook author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture. As principal at Perkins + Will, Robin has designed innovative healthcare buildings that have been published nationally and internationally. She is Senior Advisor to Health Care Without Harm and Chair of the Board for The Healthy Building Network. She co-coordinated the Green Guide for Health Care, served on the LEED for Healthcare committee, and spoke at TEDMED 2014. Healthcare Design magazine named her the “#1 Most Influential Designer in Healthcare.”

Thorpe Koorts (B.Eng, BB&A Hons, MBA) is a project manager for the Western Cape Government Department of Health in South Africa Africa. He has facilitated the commissioning, equipping and occupation of various health facilities including district level hospitals, primary healthcare amenities, psychiatric facilities and laundries.He understands that the way in which a facility is commissioned, sets the carbon-footprint precedent for its entire lifespan. Being from a technical background he promotes that the merging of infrastructure, health technology and human resource be commissioned in order to pursue an carbon-efficient healthcare operation.

Katy Dean, Director – Advocacy, Green Building Council of Australia. Katy joined the GBCA in August 2010 with experience working on policy development for the Australian Government, most notably with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. Katy is responsible for developing the GBCA’s advocacy strategy and communicating the GBCA’s green building policy priorities to federal, state and local government. As well as encouraging government to support the transformation of commercial buildings, Katy also develops policy to drive the adoption of green building practices in areas such as education and healthcare.

Ming-Jyh Chen is the energy management committee member in China Medical University Hospital in Taiwan, responsible for energy management planning, carrying on and exploring innovative strategy. He has shared experience of energy management in multiple green health hospital construction in HPH (The International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services), in 2014.

 

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