08/31/2009

USGBC Tackles Building Performance Head On

 
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By Ana Maria Valle

The goal of any successful health care project is to build highly efficient buildings where medical staff can deliver excellent care to patients, and to create an environment that is appealing and comfortable for patients, visitors and medical staff. In addition to these primary objectives, creating an environment that meets or exceeds the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act of 1996 (HIPAA) oral privacy standards not only makes legal sense, it communicates to patients how important it is to protect their privacy.

 

HIPAA regulations address the security and privacy of “protected health information” (PHI), with an emphasis on acoustical privacy to safeguard confidential conversations and visual privacy of a patient’s medical records. While creating successful acoustic environments can be challenging, regular sound assessments and acoustical maintenance of equipment are essential to maintaining an auditory environment that promotes the effectiveness of caregivers as well as patient rest and healing.

 

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USGBC Tackles Building Performance Head On
The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched the Building Performance Initiative, which, among other objectives, was designed to put in place a comprehensive data collection effort from all buildings that have achieved LEED certification.
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Kimball Office, IDEC Partner to Elevate Importance of Design Educators
To encourage senior-level designers to participate as industry educators, Kimball Office and the Interior Design Educators Council are partnering at the 2009 International Interior Design Association NeoCan’t Trade Fair.
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High-Performance Building Web Site Launched
In addition to providing the latest news and green building industry-related events, www.eco-intel.com contains four key sections: Design, Building Science and Performance, Business, and Materials.
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Allsteel Donates Furniture to Boston Food Bank
Repurposing products that had been used for local trade show displays, Allsteel recently donated furnishings to the Greater Boston Food Bank’s newly expanded distribution facility.
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