This collection of articles will help health care facilities professionals understand and prepare for new trends that experts anticipate emerging in the near future of our field.
Using the Health Care Physical Environment to Prevent and Control Infection is the result of a three-year initiative of the Centers for Disease Control... read more
This monograph describes a literature study of the 886 requirements defined in ANSI/ASHE/ASHRAE Standard 170 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities to determine which requirements are supported by engineering and/or scientific evidence.
The Building Automation Alarm Management Tool will assist facility managers in creating standards within the Building Automation System and defining the appropriate response to each alarm type.
This new tool, developed by ASHE’s advocacy task force, can help facility managers determine which requirements can be completed in-house and the possible cost benefits of each.
This Environment of Care (EC) sample planning spreadsheet can help facility professionals track time frames for various EC testing intervals to ensure they aren’t missed.
This training video provides a brief explanation on how temperature and relative humidity affect one another.
ASHE has created a spreadsheet showing the calculations for a range of temperatures. Click the button below to download this spreadsheet.
Today You Are Health Care provides an overview of important issues in health care construction directed at... read more
To help members understand the possible patient and staff safety risks, ASHE has developed a list of potential ligature points and other self-harm concerns for behavioral health areas.
This tool will help to ensure that ASHE members understand what is required as they prepare for surveys by The Joint Commission and other accrediting bodies.
The Barrier Management Symposium Video Series dives into smoke and fire barrier management, as well as other fire resistance methods.
This monograph includes information, tips, and case studies to help health care facilities reduce energy use. Topics include procurement, benchmarking, new construction, funding of energy projects, and more.
This monograph provides a step-by-step model for building a business case in support of energy resiliency investments in health care facilities. It also includes other best practices and ways to support resiliency.
This monograph covers the mechanics of LED lighting and shows relevant applications in health care facilities. It explains how hospitals can use LEDs to save resources and improve the patient and staff experience.
ASHE's new emergency preparedness tool helps to prepare for emergencies and ensure a compliant and safe physical environment.
Capital renewal programs help facility leaders allocate capital for facility projects. This monograph, based on best practices in capital renewal, explains 12 key elements of an effective capital renewal program.
Many factors influence whether a health care organization choose to apply the most recent edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® to a project. This monograph provides an... read more
The Inspecting and Maintaining Swinging Doors Handbook translates into layman’s terms the codes and requirements for door safety in today’s... read more
This monograph defines eight competencies essential to health care facility management, addresses the emerging need for competencies related to real... read more