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Helipad Green Roof
Workers installing a green roof atop a Duke Health building.

Creating A New Standard for the Environment and Health Care

Duke Medicine is committed to creating a sustainable environment for patient care.  The links on this page showcase efforts in green health care.  Find more information about Duke Medicine's sustainability initiatives.


Staff Working to ‘Green’ Their Workplace
More than 60 locations at Duke have a Green Workplace Certification

Sustainable Goals Exceeded at Duke School of Medicine Building
Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center earned LEED Gold certification

Students, Employees Honored for Sustainability
Annual 'Sustainability Awards' held this week

Duke Integrative Medicine Programs Department is Green Workplace
65 workplaces including over 1,450 staff are currently certified

Clinical Engineering is a Green Workplace
60 workplaces including over 1,400 staff are currently certified

Department in Duke Hospital Earns Certification
Acute Pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapy is a green workplace

Duke Guiding Principles: Teamwork
School of Nursing pulls together to make a difference in sustainability

Health System Area Receives Green Workplace Certification
8100 patient care unit is the first medical center area to receive certification

'Green' Moves At Duke Save Money, Effort
Sustainable system at Duke Clinical Research Institute makes 'green' behavior easy

Duke's Green Garage
This video shows off green features in the new parking garage for Duke Eye Center.

Slideshow: Duke University Hospital's Green Roof
Take a photo tour of Duke University Hospital's green roof and learn more about the project.

Roof Project Wins National Award
Duke University Hospital’s commitment to go “green” in its 2007 heliport roof replacement project has won a national award for environmental stewardship and design excellence.

A Healing Garden
Duke Medicine's gardens serve patient needs and the environment.

Slideshow: Healing Gardens of Duke Medicine
At Duke, we pride ourselves on the gardens we tend. Here are some of the healing gardens that are available at our locations.

Duke Medicine Steps up Green Efforts
Duke has taken steps to “green” its operations, in everything from construction projects to housekeeping services.

In the News

Hospitals Seek Ways to Conserve Water, Reuse Materials
Hospitals, synonymous with improving patient health, are taking on another challenge - increasing water and energy-conservation efforts with the goal of improving the environment.
-- Triangle Business Journal