Educating the Public on the Green Economy
This website exists to educate and inform the public on career paths in the green economy. The site was originally managed by the New York State Department of Labor.
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Green Energy has Expanded to Many New York Medical Facilities
New York based healthcare facilities present both a challenge and opportunity in the development and implementation of the green economy principals of sustainable design, construction and operations practices. In medical, additional issues arise such as the need for 24/7 operations, energy and water use intensity, chemical use, and infection control requirements. These can pose obstacles to the implementation of currently accepted green protocols.
The rapidly growing healthcare economy in New York is seen both medical facility building permits and physician staffing activity:
As healthcare institutions evolve a design pattern for high performance environments, they have the unique opportunity to highlight the associated health-based benefits of green designs. This could greatly inspire the broader adoption of health-based design patterns in other industries.