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Celebrating Earth Day

On Earth Day 2022, we renew our commitment to environmental protection and the decarbonization of healthcare facilities.

The architecture of healthcare is only a small part of reducing the carbon footprint. It is the building and infrastructure, but it is much more than that. Sustainable architecture must be part of the systemic change that needs to happen. Are new facilities located to make them easier to get to and less dependent on cars? Can we move procedures into buildings in the community, closer to where staff and patients live?

Decarbonizing healthcare means that facilities must move away from a disposable ethic to using renewables whether they are glass tubes for pharmaceuticals or the laundering of linens. We need reliable and dependent systems that include zero carbon technologies in building design and infrastructure while still creating resilient facilities that meet the needs of those who visit them. Read more

Accelerating Net Zero Targets in Healthcare Facilities – A Forum of Experts

Parkin is sponsoring and participating in a forum on decarbonizing healthcare infrastructure hosted by the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities.  Please join us on February 15th, 2022, at 11:00 am–3:30 pm EST / 8:00 am–12:30 pm PST to understand the ingredients of successful decarbonizing programs and their application in healthcare facilities projects, and learn about innovative technologies and design choices being applied, as well as other innovative initiatives.

Parkin Director, Robin Snell, will be participating in the forum.  Robin is a healthcare architect with over 25 years of experience.  His extensive experience covers a wide range of healthcare projects across Canada, from master planning studies to the implementation of projects, including private/public partnerships (PPP).  He will share insights and experience with project related initiatives for sustainable low carbon health systems.

To register for the event, please click here.