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The Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital opened in 2011. This next-generation hospital was designed as an adaptable facility, able to meet the patients’ changing needs, to face natural disasters such as earthquakes and to be eco-friendly by taking advantage of the natural resources surrounding it.

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    Green innovations

The eco-friendly activities of the Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital are based on a heat pump, solar panels and wind turbines, a central monitoring of the energy consumption across the hospital and various educational actions towards the staff and the patients. 

The result of the energy saving programs is a reduction of 4,300-ton CO. emission per year: the amount of energy and mega joule units has been reduced by about 50 to 55 percent.

Meet your expert guides

Honorary Director of the Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital

Dr. Satoru Komatsumoto

Architect of the Ashikaga Red Cross Hospital

Dr Yasushi Nagasawa

What you will get on this eJourney

A complete step by step program

  • 1

    Start your eJourney

    • How to use your eJourney platform

    • Download the Workbook: the educational report of your eJourney

    • Why building a green hospital?

    • A patient's experience

    • Hospital site, services and history

    • How to build a green hospital?

    • A disaster resilient facility

    • Energy saving systems

    • A modular building

    • Setting up private rooms

    • Getting around the hospital

    • The impact of Covid-19

    • Designing a user-friendly hospital: a combination of design and hospitality

    • A Community-friendly place

    • Staff and medical care accreditations

    • Focus on architecture and design

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    Download the Workbook recaping key takeaways

    • Workbook

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    Feedback Survey

    • Feedback Survey