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Breakfast Session:
Sustainable Hospitals

Thursday, October 7

Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University

With more than 5,800 hospitals in the United States, health services is the nation's second largest industry, representing an annual gross domestic product of $590 billion. Driven by increasing costs and shrinking reimbursements for patient care, hospitals are looking deeper for opportunities to control or even reduce costs. Adopting measures to increase a hospital's energy efficiency is one approach.

Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics is a leader in the design of energy efficient, environmentally responsive office buildings. Recently, the Center was awarded a research contract by the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh under a planning grant from the Heinz Foundation to apply its expertise toward the design of a new Children's Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh.

Attendees of this breakfast session explored opportunities for collaboration on the topic of high performance, sustainable hospitals.

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