Track: B

Date: 30.08.2018

Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm

Room: Checkpoint Charlie

Workshop 4: Resource Efficiency and Life Cycle Innovation in the Healthcare Sector


Workshop Organizer:Karen Muir, Zurich University of Applied Sciences; Matthias Stucki, Zurich University of Applied Sciences; Regula Keller, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

How can life cycle innovation help foster sustainability in hospitals? The project “Green Hospital” aims to find out. After food, mobility and housing, health care is the most relevant consumer sector from an environmental standpoint. To date, however, very few comprehensive environmental assessments have been carried out for this sector. Questions regarding where the greatest scope for improvement lies or how to implement improvements have not yet been answered. Efficiency analyses have tended to focus on the economic perspective without taking environmental impacts into account.

A workshop provides an ideal opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and exchange ideas in the field of Resource Efficiency and Life Cycle Innovation in the Health Sector.
The most relevant aspects to be included in the workshop are:
• suitable approaches for determining the resource efficiency of hospitals and
• life cycle innovations to reduce the environmental impact in hospitals

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