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Sustainability

Sustainability is the capacity of a material to endure. Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising future generations' ability to meet their needs.

Sustainability

Yale-New Haven Hospital has developed a multi-faceted approach to the protection of our environment. The hospital has undertaken a variety initiatives and practices to eliminate the use of hazardous materials, reduce the use of natural resources and promote the use of sustainable products wherever possible.

Thanks to concerted sustainability efforts in fiscal 2012,  at Yale-New Haven Hospital achieved:

  • 2 percent reduction (185,203 pounds) in medical waste volume
  • 95 percent of major construction and demolition debris recycled;
  • 26 percent of paper, glass, plastic, cans and cardboard recycled;
  • 302,400 pounds of food waste diverted by utilizing the bio-digester; and
  • 28,674 pounds of waste diverted out of landfills due to medical device reprocessing.

Areas of Focus

Resources & Materials 

Yale-New Haven Hospital has taken an active stance in reducing waste and promoting recycling throughout its campus.

Facilities

YNHH has incorporated "green building" in construction and renovation projects.

Traffic Demand Management

By increasing commuting options for employees, car usage among Yale-New Haven employees has decreased by more than 400 vehicles per day. 

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annual report 2012
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Magnet Recognition Best Hospitals 2012-2013

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