Improving Sustainability During Hospital Design and Operation

A Multidisciplinary Evaluation Tool

  • Stefano Capolongo
  • Marta Carla Bottero
  • Maddalena Buffoli
  • Emanuele Lettieri

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Stefano Capolongo, Marta Carla Bottero, Emanuele Lettieri, Maddalena Buffoli, Andrea Bellagarda, Matteo Birocchi et al.
    Pages 1-9
  3. Stefano Capolongo, Maddalena Buffoli, Michela di Noia, Marco Gola, Marco Rostagno
    Pages 11-22
  4. Maddalena Buffoli, Stefano Capolongo, Michela di Noia, Giulia Gherardi, Marco Gola
    Pages 23-29
  5. Marta Carla Bottero, Maddalena Buffoli, Stefano Capolongo, Elisa Cavagliato, Michela di Noia, Marco Gola et al.
    Pages 31-114
  6. Elisa Cavagliato, Michela di Noia, Giulia Gherardi, Marco Gola, Maria Nickolova, Marco Rostagno et al.
    Pages 115-129

About this book


This book describes the Sustainable High Quality Healthcare (SustHealth) project, which had the goal of developing an original multidisciplinary evaluation tool that can be applied to assess and improve hospitals’ overall sustainability. The comprehensive nature of the appraisal offered by this tool exceeds the scope of most current rating systems, which typically permit a thorough evaluation of relevant environmental factors when designing a new building but fail to consider social and economic impacts of the design phase or the performance of the hospital’s operational structure in these fields. The multidisciplinary evaluation system was developed, from its very inception through to its testing, by following a scientific experimental method in which a global perspective was constantly maintained, as opposed to a focus only on specific technical issues. Application of the SustHealth rating tool to a currently functioning hospital, or one under design, will identify weaknesses and guide users to potential low-cost short-term solutions and longer-term strategies for improvement.


Economic Sustainability Hospital Operational Structure SustHealth Project Sustainable Environmental Design Sustainable High Quality Healthcare Project Sustainable Hospital Architecture

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Capolongo
    • 1
  • Marta Carla Bottero
    • 2
  • Maddalena Buffoli
    • 3
  • Emanuele Lettieri
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Interuniversity Dpt. of Regional and Urban Studies and PlanningPolitecnico di TorinoTurinItaly
  3. 3.Dept. of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.Dept. of Management, Economics and Industrial EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14035-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14036-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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