Third Going Green in Public Health Facilities Conference | Western Cape Government

Third Going Green in Public Health Facilities Conference

2015
(Western Cape Government)

Going Green Conference

The Department of Transport and Public Works hosted the third annual Going Green in Public Health Facilities Conference (GGC) on 16 and 17 September 2015 in Cape Town.

The conference gave public sector professionals the chance to share knowledge and ideas with professionals from the private sector and to discuss cost effective methods to make public facilities more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible.

The theme for this year’s conference was "Technical Ground-Breaking of Healthcare Facilities".

Experts referred to the theme in their presentations which included inputs on green design of public healthcare facilities, best practice waste management, waste efficiency, improving energy efficiency and retrofitting existing energy systems, design risk management, air quality, infection control, facility maintenance, air quality, facility maintenance, and medical gas plants. 

Site Visits

Mitchells Plain Hospital

Participants visited the following health facilities during the conference:

Building Efficiency Standards

During the conference, professionals started to work on developing the Building Efficiency Standards (BES) document to be launched at next year’s conference (GGC 2016).

BES Document Main Areas

  • Energy efficiency.
  • Waste efficiency.
  • Water efficiency.
  • Life cycle costing.

GGC 2016

The fourth Going Green in Public Health Facilities Conference will take place in Gauteng in 2016.

Experts will present public schools and public general facilities green measures on the first day of the conference and will focus on health facilities as a specialised component to ensure that the focus is not lost.

Watch: Going Green Conference

Video of 2014 Going Green Conference by Concrete TV

Video of 2013 Going Green Conference by Concrete TV

Read more on Going Green in Public Health Facilities Conference

The content on this page was last updated on 7 December 2015