Analysis of Sustainable Therapy Room Surfaces in Acute Mental Health Impatient Facilities-A Field Study in Essex Rochford Hospital in UK


4th IASME/WSEAS International Conference on Energy and Environment, Cambridge, Canada, 24 - 26 March 2009, pp.252-253 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Cambridge
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.252-253
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This article is based on the developments in recycling of materials and design principles of sustainable surface materials in acute mental hospital therapy rooms. The use of recycled, reusable and local materials in interiors is a contemporary issue for the sustainability of environment. The use of sustainable materials is important in designing healthy building interiors and for human health. Thus, the aim of this paper is to examine the most recent innovations in design principles of sustainable materials in acute mental hospital therapy rooms, placing an emphasis on patient comfort and providing them with a homelike environment in order to accelerate the healing process.