Design in Health > Design sustainability

Desert Rose House: designed to make a difference

17 February, 2020

Desert Rose House is designed to help ageing populations live comfortably, independently and easily. Team Leader Clayton McDowell says the simple things can make a big difference.


Health workers get a helping hand with housing

07 February, 2020

First State Super has demonstrated its commitment to the lives of healthcare workers by announcing 55 new key worker affordable rental units near Melbourne's CBD.


Can environmental sustainability unlock savings for the healthcare sector?

22 January, 2020

With the healthcare sector being responsible for 7% of all carbon emissions in Australia, the case for change is clear.


Delivering better patient care in healthcare facilities

26 September, 2019 by Val Jovevski, Director of Healthcare Segment at Schneider Electric

As our world becomes more connected, advanced technology has extended beyond patient medical care and into the hospital infrastructure itself.


How sustainable design can transform health care

26 August, 2019 by Jonathan Cartledge*

Dubbed a "sustainability superstar" by a national property awards judging panel, the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital is setting the standard for green health care in Australia.


Biophilic design in health care

29 January, 2019 by Natassja Wynhorst*

Incorporating nature into the design of healthcare facilities aids in the healing process of patients.


Sustainable superabsorbents

06 November, 2018

Manufacturers of superabsorbent products used in health- and aged-care facilities, such as incontinence pads, are using sustainable materials.


Waste not, want not

18 October, 2018 by Laini Bennett

A family-owned dental practice in Victoria is demonstrating that good business practice and sustainability can go hand in hand.


Prefab-ulous flexibility

06 August, 2018 by Harm Hollander*

Prefabricated construction can offer efficiency, quality and cost savings. So why is this technique not more widespread in hospital construction?


Sustainable effort

30 January, 2018

Case studies from five Australian healthcare organisations that have successfully reduced their environmental footprint — and found significant cost savings, too.


An alternative approach to a sustainable outcome

26 January, 2018

Having delivered more than 45 major health facilities globally, we know that the maintenance and operation of hospitals represents a bigger cost to clients than the initial capital outlay.


Climate and health: leading from the front

23 January, 2018 by Fiona Armstrong*

The healthcare industry leads the way with seven recommendations to protect our community from climate change.


Global impact

23 January, 2018 by Laini Bennett

How does a global organisation, making $94 billion annually and with over 127,000 employees, avoid damaging the Earth's resources?


Sustainability begins with procurement

17 January, 2018 by Rob Cook, Marketing Manager, TenderLink

As organisations become increasingly aware of the benefits of sustainable business practices, they are looking for ways to implement — and demonstrate — sensitivity to environmental, social and ethical considerations.



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