Sustainability and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Expansion Project
By Janet Brown, Contributing Editor
Published July 31, 2012
Green building without sustainable operations is like peanut butter without jelly. It’s like starting a race but not finishing. It kills me when I hear of “green buildings” that use mercury-containing products, clean with bleach throughout the site, or have not signed onto the Healthy Food Pledge.
The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital expansion project represents an example of a facility that gets it.
I had a virtual sit-down with Robin Guenther, AIA, of Perkins+Will and Krisanne Hanson, sustainability director for the hospital, to explore the integration of green building with sustainable operations for a true healing environment and the future of healthcare.