A Study on Environment-friendliness in the Chungnam Regional Public Hospitals - Focused on the Sustainable Site and Transportation
충남지역 지방공공의료원의 친환경성 분석 연구 - 토지이용 및 교통부분을 중심으로

Yeonghwan Lim
2014 Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture  
Purpose: Numerous researches about healthcare buildings have been performed however, they were mainly focused on convenience or healing condition for medical treatments. The hospitals consume energy and generate CO2 as twice as the residential or commercial buildings do (Lim, et al., 2010a:154). The public regional hospitals are especially in serious conditions. They are more than 20 years old in average. Energy efficiency and environmental friendliness in the public regional hospitals are far
more » ... hospitals are far behind ones in private sectors. Even though the ministry of health & welfare is supporting renovation of the builidngs and enhancement of the facilities every year, it is not integrated including sustainibility. In this study, we investigates current conditions of the regional public hospital in envrionment-friendly standpoint, especially focused on Chungcheong Province area Hospitals. Methods: we investigates current conditions of the regional public hospital in envrionment-friendly standpoint, especially focused on Chungcheong Province area Hospitals. The study was executed by qualitative and quantitative evaluations with site inspection, drawing analysis and interviews. Results: Through this study, we found that the Chungnam regional public hospitals can be environmentally improved by management plans and programs. Implications: Based on this analysis, Korean Green Building Certification for healthcare facilities will be developed in near future.
doi:10.15682/jkiha.2014.20.2.037 fatcat:4w2rnyp6xvfcxhc3btbyyl75zm