For Health

CLIMATE

FOR HEALTH

  • Promoting healthy environments for all people everywhere

  • Promoting healthy environments for all people everywhere

  • Promoting healthy environments for all people everywhere

Climate for Health.

Climate change has been deemed by many to be the biggest public health threat of the 21st Century. Buildings account for 40% of energy use, on average, increase fossil fuel and greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change. Additionally, the increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, altered precipitation patterns, and extreme storms that result from climate change impact the built environment and the buildings that we live and work in, creating new challenges for building developers, urban planners, project managers, and infrastructure engineers. When designing healthy buildings, to protect the people within indoor spaces, it will be critical to understand how climate change influences buildings and their residents and how the built environment can adapt to climate impact in equitable and sustainable ways that are beneficial to public health.

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