Clean Air Carolina Partners with Atrium Health and Novant Health
to Improve Air Quality During Hospital Construction
Clean Air Carolina, a statewide clean air advocacy group, has partnered with Novant Health and Carolinas HealthCare System to implement clean construction practices at future facilities.
The two medical systems joined together to improve air quality on their construction sites by requiring the use of low-emission equipment and discouraging unnecessary idling. These measures will help protect the health of patients, hospital visitors, staff, construction workers and neighbors.
In 2016, Clean Air Carolina worked with Novant Health on a study to demonstrate the impact hospital construction projects can have on air quality during the construction of Novant’s Women’s Center in Matthews. The study estimated the use of newer equipment with diesel particulate filters along with anti-idling signage reduced particle pollution by 33 percent.