This CPD aims to help architects:
- Understand the major factors that make healthcare architecture different from other building types, and the implications of these differences on green building.
- Address the relationship between “green” and “healthy” as it pertains to healthcare facilities.
- Determine driving factors other than environmental sustainability that are relevant to healthcare facility design.
- Understand the differing needs between patients, families, administrators and staff.
- Understand the main contributing factors to indoor environmental quality in healthcare buildings, and why these might not be the same as for other building types.
- Determine how healthcare facilities are uniquely affected by lighting design, especially for aging and other visually challenged populations.
- Describe best practices in acoustical design for healthcare facilities.
- Apply concepts associated with the biophilia hypothesis to healthcare.
- Understand the major contributors to air quality in hospitals.
- Determine the differences between air quality in healthcare facilities and other building types.