Waiting rooms, reception areas, and other non-critical areas can benefit from the integration of natural ventilation into the hospital design. In locations where the climate is suitable, natural ventilation can be effectively used to increase the ventilation rate within the hospital, which has been found to reduce infection rates.

Energy Efficiency Improved Indoor Environmental Quality Reduced Capital Cost Reduced Maintenance Natural Daylighting Increased Range of Thermal Comfort LEED® and CHPS® Points