(F-6) Design as Medicine: The Health Benefits of Building Green

Marina 6

Environmental factors are the greatest contributors to illnesses and diseases. What role does the built environment play in the health of our patients, our communities, and our planet? Through an interactive session, participants will explore this question and recognize how building green can improve patient outcomes, transform patient care, and play a critical role in the health of the community. The presenters will share success stories demonstrating what can happen when clinicians, architects, and leadership collaborate to design built environments focused on the wellbeing of patients, health care workers, and beyond. In one case study, we will examine how a community hospital placed patient wellness at the forefront of design and built a new state-of-the-art ICU using technologies such as electrochromatic glazing and folding glass walls to design for health.

Green Design Physicians Social Determinants of Health