Camgoz-Akdag H. , Beldek T. , Aldemir G. , Hoşkara E.

IIOAB JOURNAL, vol.7, pp.467-472, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : IIOAB JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-472


Green buildings also known as green construction or sustainable building are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle. Today the environmental issues and the concern for sustainability is encouraging more effective and efficient usage of energy, water and material currently used, ensure the prevention of any kind of waste, perform environmentally sensible and eco-friendly building design and be environmentally friendly in the process of construction. This requires close cooperation of the design team, the architects, the engineers, and the client at all project stages. Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) reduces energy usage and waste, so it prevents any problem that will occur in human health and environment. Hospitals ensure a gapless sanitary care for the population in this network and they have a significant social, economic and environmental responsibility. In the last few years a new environmental trend in the field of bigger buildings occurred, green buildings. The aim of this paper is to explore the social-benefit reflections by combining GSCM and green hospital design, based on the literature review and EU directives for Turkey, to build and propose a model regarding Green Hospital operations using GSCM and reverse logistics.