Resource Library - Building, Design and Construction

Building Design and Construction

  • The Center for Health Design helps health care and design professionals to improve the quality of health care through the built environment using evidence-based design.

  • ASHE. Green Health Care Construction Guidance Statement.

  • Healthy Building Network's Pharos Tool. Building products selection tool focused on health care industry.

Codes and Standards and Guidelines
StateTools and Regulations
Federal Tools
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. EnergySmart Hospitals. "Improving Design and Construction, Integrated Building Design and energy-efficient technologies maximize new hospital performance.

  • U.S. EPA.Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Education and Assessment Model is a comprehensive guidance tool that helps building professionals measure, manage, and improve IAQ in large buildings.

  • U.S. Green Building Council. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Note the LEED for Healthcare page.


Guenther, Robin, and Gail Vittori. Sustainable Healthcare Architecture (2008). A case study-based reference for designing sustainable health care facilities.

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