Contact: Eileen Secrest, APR
Arlington, Va. - January 27, 2009 - The Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) is pleased to announce the selection of Kumkum M. Dilwali, MS, LEED-AP, as Senior Director. “We are very pleased to welcome Ms. Dilwali to our team,” stated Gail Vittori. “She is uniquely qualified and experienced in green initiatives customized for the healthcare industry and will enhance the Green Guide’s ongoing evolution as a catalyst towards a regenerative healthcare industry.”
Dilwali was most recently Director of Safety at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA, where she launched their first green operations program “Emerson in the Green” in 2008, and ensured continuous compliance with the Joint Commission and regulatory agencies. She also served as Senior Scientist and Project Executive at Environmental Health and Engineering in Newton, MA, where she managed large, complex institutional projects in the building sciences, oversaw healthcare compliance, led high-performance building design and operations efforts for clients, and conducted technical evaluations of the engineered environment.
Dilwali has extensive experience in green building and design, having led the green design and construction aspects for two years on behalf of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA for the thirteen-story Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. She served as an integral member of a Harvard University steering committee for a campus-wide sustainability initiative, “Greening the Crimson,” designed to move institutional policy towards environmental stewardship. She also participated in the nationwide pilot effort of the Green Guide for Health Care.
Dilwali received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981 and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1995. She is a LEED-accredited professional by the US Green Building Council. Dilwali is an accomplished vocalist, and is widely published.
Adele Houghton, former GGHC program manager, has launched Adele Houghton Consulting, a sustainability consulting company specializing in solutions for the design and construction industry, developers, nonprofits, and government agencies committed to integrating health and environmental concerns into building, planning, and policy. In her tenure with the Green Guide, Adele effectively managed an ever-growing list of initiatives and played a pivotal role in the release of the Green Guide Version 2 managing both the Pilot process and release of the Green Guide Operations tool.
The Green Guide for Health Care, a project of Health Care Without Harm and Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, is available as a free download from the GGHC website: www.gghc.org .
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