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How Hospitals Can Foster Environmental Sustainability

Interview with M.Eng. Annegret Dickhoff, German Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) Landesverband Berlin e.V.)

01.07.2020

Image: Annegret Dickhoff; Copyright: Annegret Dickhoff

M.Eng. Annegret Dickhoff, German Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) Landesverband Berlin e.V.)

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In Germany, hospitals are among the most resource-intensive consumers in the service, commercial and retail sectors.

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Hospitals are very interested in saving energy and this concept doesn’t just pertain to energy consumption, but also includes respective measures in purchasing, IT, mobility and food procurement.

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