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On the front line and under extreme pressure during the Covid-19 crisis, the healthcare sector owns and/or operates a vast portfolio of properties that is currently undergoing radical change.
Property in the healthcare sector, as in the entire stock of non-residential buildings, must adapt to major transitions associated with the climate, energy, digital technology, work patterns and finance and accommodate new public policies. It must also address the issue of an ageing population and changing medical practices amidst the drive to reduce both land and financial resources and tackle the many controversies around caring for the elderly.
Transforming property in the healthcare sector, whether owned or operated, is a strategic challenge for all types of establishments: short-stay units (regional hospitals, university hospitals and clinics, etc.), medium-stay units (follow-up care centres and mental health centres, etc.) or long-stay units (care homes, nursing homes, assisted living, etc.).
This transformation is mobilising public and private actors and associations at regional, national and European level: hospitals and regional authorities that both own and operate healthcare establishments; property companies and investors that own the buildings; and healthcare or assisted-living providers that lease the buildings, etc.
Across each territory, this transformation must address several pressing needs:
- to help develop the supply of healthcare, incorporate improvements in outpatient services and telemedicine and prepare the way for quality healthcare;
- to refurbish and modernise healthcare establishments, reducing their energy consumption and their greenhouse gas emissions;
- to improve the comfort and wellbeing of patients, residents and healthcare workers;
- to increase the number of places available to accommodate and care for the elderly, conscious that the proportion of dependent people is constantly rising.
CERTIVEA is at your side for more efficient and sustainable healthcare establishments
You work in the construction, renovation or operation of healthcare establishments.
Whether you are in the public or private, local or European organisation that owns healthcare establishments or provides healthcare services, you need to have your buildings’ performance recognised by all of your stakeholders: Executive Committee, medical teams, patients and their families, healthcare authorities, local councils, other elected officials and associations, etc.
We are able to meet your needs as a trusted third-party that denotes quality.
As a committed certification body, we can help you in France, Europe and around the world to:
- successfully transform and modernise your healthcare establishments;
- improve the comfort, quality of life and working conditions of their users;
- anticipate and incorporate regulatory and societal changes;
- manage the growing complexity of your real estate operations;
- and ultimately, make your healthcare establishments more efficient and sustainable.
Our solutions respond to the different needs of healthcare property stakeholders:
Our solutions take a comprehensive approach through HQE certification and a more targeted one via dedicated labels.
- Our two new families of HQE certifications – HQE Building and HQE Sustainable Building – will be supplemented with a special guide for healthcare establishments. They will help you respond to the different sustainable development challenges facing all your construction, renovation or operation projects.
- Our family of dedicated environmental labels1 allows you to focus on the issue or issues that you consider a priority for each of your projects: energy, carbon or biodiversity
HQE Certifications : specific requirements for healthcare establishments
HQE certifications: specific requirements for healthcare establishments
The schemes of the new HQE Building and HQE Sustainable Building certifications are adapted to the specific characteristics of healthcare establishments. Some requirements have been modified and others have been added. Here are a few examples:
· inclusion of healthcare-specific rooms, such as hospital bedrooms, consultation rooms, operating theatres and break areas for medical staff, etc.;
· air quality: ventilation of hospital bedrooms, a new addition concerning fungal and bacterial flora in items to be measured;
· water quality: new addition of a sub-theme on waste specific to healthcare establishments (monitoring of medicinal residues, pre-treatment of waste, etc.);
· transport: reduced distances to public transport, new addition of a sub-theme on parking light-duty vehicles;
· energy, water: adaptation of categories of consumption in healthcare establishments;
· waste disposal: new addition of waste categories associated with healthcare establishments (waste from healthcare activities with a risk of infection);
· lifecycle analysis: carbon footprint assessment of building’s operation, including all transport, power supply, waste, services, medicines and medical devices, etc.);
· cost control: adjustment of timeframes in line with multi-year works project schedules, anticipating the replacement cost of heavy medical equipment (MRI, etc.)