While green design has faded from the spotlight it once had years ago, its presence in healthcare projects remains—the fad has evolved to become a baseline expectation for many. And while not all will pursue LEED certification, most projects today boast design approaches that answer owner goals for sustainability.

Below, find some recent trend stories and project profiles covering the varying ways green design is being delivered in healthcare environments.

Natural Progression For Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

The children’s hospital completes a 521,000-square-foot expansion that’s inspired by the past and primed for the future.

When Disaster Strikes: Setting The Standard

Doug Pierce, director of Perkins+Will’s Resilience Lab, and Julie Frazier, senior medical planner at Perkins+Will, update the industry on progress made since USGBC formally adopted RELi, a resilience consensus standard developed by Perkins+Will and the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability (MTS).

Shaped By Nature: Reading Hospital Green Roof

A new surgical platform at Reading Hospital resulted in the construction of one of the nation’s largest hospital green roofs.

Seeds Of Change: Shunde Hospital

The 2,000-bed Shunde Hospital serves as the first pilot hospital for China’s green guide to hospital design.

From The Ground Up

Hard surface flooring options for healthcare are evolving, answering design and performance demands.

Celebrating The Great Outdoors At Sunshine Coast University Hospital

The 450-bed tertiary teaching hospital in Australia created a vibrant outdoor setting for patients, families, and staff.

Face Time: Mara Baum

The sustainable design leader, health and wellness, at HOK shares her thoughts on sustainable design and why the industry needs to address the health impacts of its buildings and infrastructure.

New Arrival: BC Children’s Hospital And BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre builds a new acute care center designed to improve care delivery and support future healthcare needs.