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California hospitals struggle to get green-friendly

San Francisco Chronicle, July 7, 2008
With an unprecedented boom in California hospital construction, many healthcare organizations are trying to build greener, more environmentally conscious medical centers. California hospitals are trying to build facilities that will use less energy, reduce the amount hazardous waste produced and promote a more healthful atmosphere for patients and staff. But there are several obstacles, including costs, for the green-seeking facilities to overcome.