Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Given their function, hospitals and healthcare facilities must dispense public services in an environment that is as healthy as possible. A growing body of evidence is showing that access to green building features such as natural daylight and views contribute to patient rehabilitation and recovery, and increase feelings of well-being, comfort and wellness for all building occupants, as well as increased productivity for hospital staff and caregivers.

In this section, you'll be able to read case studies about the unique way in which healthcare facilities across Canada have been able to successfully incorporate sustainability into the design and function of their buildings. You'll also learn how they use LEED to help mitigate the high energy demands that healthcare equipment requires.