AIA Course #: HAW593
IDCEC Course#: 105463-R1
Subject Code: 4. Design Specialties/11. Healthcare
Designation: IDCEC: HSW; AIA: HSW

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Course Description

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative is a call-to-action for an entire industry. It is an invitation for healthcare organizations across the country to join the shift to a more sustainable business model, and a challenge for them to address the health and environmental impacts of their industry. This course will explore the Healthier Hospital Initiative with a focus on interior furnishings. It will investigate the chemicals of concern and potential health implications, as well as provide a real-life implementation example of the initiative.

Course Objectives

Course Outline

  1. Introduction/Open Question: How does one create a healthy hospital? 
  2. Introduction to six categories of HHI structure. 
  3. Review first five categories. 
  4. Deep dive into category six: safe chemicals. 
  5. Review the impact on health and environment of key chemicals.
  6. Explore a case study on meeting the chemistry challenge.
  7. Summary & Discussion.