To design and construct high performing and cost-effective health care facilities over the long term in British Columbia (BC), it is imperative to design infrastructure and building systems to be resilient to climate shocks and stresses such as extreme heat (heat waves) and warming temperatures
The environmental sustainability commitment of Provincial Health Services Authority is to “act as leaders with respect to environmental stewardship” is accomplished by developing and adopting sustainable best practices within its operations while engaging the healthcare community in a collaborative approach towards sustainability. Energy Management is a key part of this commitment and has been supporting this organizational priority since 2008.
The 2019 Green+Leader annual report recognizes the successes, challenges and future opportunities led by G+L's network. Read about sustainability stories, engagement initiatives and interest from leaders across the Lower Mainland Health Organizations.
This report proposes strategies that provide strategic green space retrofits at the neighbourhood and block scale, represent a hierarchy of functional design concepts that respond to experiential qualities and physical/psychological dimensions of health, and enhance resilience from the individual