|Author||Gail Vittori and Robin Guenther|
|File size||46.8 MB|
"With this book, Robin Guenther and Gail Vittori show us how critical our green building mission is to the future of human health and secures a lasting legacy that will continue to challenge and focus the green building movement, the healthcare industry, and the world for years to come."
—From the Foreword by Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council
"Sustainable Healthcare Architecture" approaches healthcare architectural design from the dual viewpoint of authors expert in sustainability and LEED practice and healthcare architecture. The text takes a holistic approach, considering the importance and philosophy of sustainability in a manner particular to healthcare facilities.
The greatest strengths of this book are the beautiful and colorful graphics and photographs, from maps to charts and diagrams to architectural drawings, as well as the dozens of detailed case studies of healthcare systems and healthcare facilities.
There is a lot to learn here and that is perhaps a welcome weakness as well as a strength. Sometimes the range and quantity of information and level of detail are exhausting despite how interesting it all is; sometimes the information is so thick that it is must be presented in bullets or by icons when a chart or figure won't do. So although this is not a book to read straight through, it is an excellent book for pleasurable browsing, stop and start reading, as well as for reference.
The table of contents and index both will be helpful in accessing information but the searchable electronic version might be the most useful form.