Biden Pushes To Curtail Emissions from Healthcare Facilities

Published by Healthcare Facilities Today: The Biden administration recently launched a new health office that will prod hospitals to cut carbon emissions, aiming to provide greener, more environmentally friendly medical care, according to the Associated Press. The new Office of Climate Change and Health Equity will work with municipalities and facilities to mitigate harmful effects of climate change.

”Facility managers are now on the front lines of climate change mitigation, both in terms of working to ensure energy efficient operation of the buildings they maintain and in ensuring that structures and operations are resilient and can stand up to the growing hazards caused by a warming planet such as the ‘monster’ storms we are experiencing in the Southeast and along the Atlantic coast,” says Alexi Miller, senior project manager and engineer with New Buildings Institute.

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