Report of the Task Group for Innovative 21st Century Building Environments for VA Healthcare Delivery - Part 1  


The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) coordinated the VA exploration for a new paradigm that would transform VA care for the 21st century by creating a new generation of high-performance, sustainable healthcare environments for the changing population of veterans. NIBS convened a multi-disciplinary Task Group to investigate and document the state of practice and art for high-performance, sustainable, and flexible environments for healing. The Task Group (see page 1-17) was composed of more than 25 architects, engineers, hospital administrators, doctors and healthcare professionals, and other renowned experts in the healthcare industry. A VA Advisory Group, comprising VA representatives, complemented the Task Group and provided data and information on the current practices of VA operations and facilities.