Sustainability and Evidence-Based Design in the Healthcare Estate

  • Michael Phiri
  • Bing Chen

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Michael Phiri, Bing Chen
    Pages 1-6
  3. Michael Phiri, Bing Chen
    Pages 7-33
  4. Michael Phiri, Bing Chen
    Pages 239-257
  5. Michael Phiri, Bing Chen
    Pages 259-268

About this book


This work aims to deepen our understanding of the role played by technical guidelines and tools for the design, construction and operation of healthcare facilities, ultimately establishing the impact of the physical environment on staff and patient outcomes. Using case studies largely drawn from the UK, Europe, China and Australasia, design approaches such as sustainability (e.g. targets for energy efficiency, carbon neutrality, reduction of waste), evidence-based design (EBD), and Post-Project Evaluation (PPE) are examined in order to identify policies, mechanisms and strategies that can promote an integrated learning environment that in turn supports innovation in healthcare.


Design Strategies Evidence-Based Design Quality and Safety Sustainability Technical Guidance and Tools Therapeutic Environment

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Phiri
    • 1
  • Bing Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool UniversitySuzhouPeople's Republic of China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-39202-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-39203-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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