How Sustainability in Healthcare Sector Challenges Guidelines and Code Development: A Framework for Design of Sustainable Hospital Buildings

  • Zeeshan UllahEmail author
  • Muhammad Jamaluddin Thaheem
  • Abdul Waheed
  • Ahsen Maqsoom
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


It is nowadays an accepted fact that built environment is one of the major anthropogenic exploiters of nature as building consume a great amount of resources in the form of energy, materials and water which ultimately causes GHG emissions, resource depletion and waste generation. The concept of sustainability in building sector has not only put forth a challenge for builders but also the governing bodies that deals with the development of codes, guidelines and building standards. There is now a need to accrue all these standards and technology at one place in a framework which may help as a reference approach to design a wholly sustainable building. This study is based on review of literature where data from published articles, books and official websites of code developing authorities has been collected and investigated particular to the design of sustainable healthcare facilities. The output of this study is a comprehensive yet simple framework for the design of wholly sustainable hospital building which covers all aspects of sustainability and it may give designers and learners a portrayal of the process of designing a sustainable hospital building. This research aggregates all the available standards and guidelines for green and sustainable building design which is a good addition to literature and serve as compact reference for designers/constructors who are willing to adopt sustainable design and construction.


Sustainability Healthcare Green building guidelines Life cycle sustainability assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeeshan Ullah
    • 1
    Email author
  • Muhammad Jamaluddin Thaheem
    • 1
  • Abdul Waheed
    • 2
  • Ahsen Maqsoom
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Construction Engineering & Management (CE&M)NIT-SCEE, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)IslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Urban & Regional Planning (U&RP)NIT-SCEE, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)IslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringCOMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyWah CanttPakistan

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