Hospital CEOs, CFOs and other senior leaders are expected to be good financial stewards, assuming fiduciary responsibility for sustainable organizational success. A similar expectation has been evolving when it comes to environmental stewardship.

Nevertheless, the path to achieving environmental sustainability is not always clear or easy. These are just a couple of the key findings that stood out from Health Facilities Management's 2015 Sustainable Operations Survey.

The survey, conducted jointly with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the Association for the Healthcare Environment, explored how hospitals are managing energy and water consumption, regulated and nonregulated medical waste streams and hazardous chemicals used in cleaning and disinfecting facilities.

For more, read the full blog from our sister publication, Health Facilities Management, here.