With the nation's first LEED for Commerical Interiors certification under their belt, Harvard University Dining Services, and the "green" kitchens in particular, continue to exemplify Harvard's commitment to sustainability and to the university's greenhouse gas reduction goal. Read more about how green design in Harvard kitchens is inspiring the healthcare field.
This is an excerpt from the article "Harvard University Teaches Healthcare About Green Kitchen Design" by Janet Brown posted in HealthCare Design on April 3, 2012.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, food service has the highest energy intensity of any sector, followed by healthcare—a fair incentive for taking a closer look at energy costs related to healthcare food service operations. Healthcare facilities often place their kitchens on the backburner. Even those that can tout overall energy conservation successes voice frustration with their outdated food service equipment and lack of buy-in from leadership on greening the kitchen.
But there is an example out there of what can be done by launching energy programs in institutional food services...
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