Cool hospital design
Keeping hospitals cool can help protect patients. New hospitals or renovations should be proactively designed to keep the building cool through its orientation and construction.
Require new hospitals to adhere to cool building design standards with an emphasis on passive cooling strategies.
Considerations for Use
Preparation for extreme heat can help hospitals prepare for other climate events.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:MandateMandates are government regulations that require stakeholders to meet standards through building codes, ordinances, zoning policies, or other regulatory tools.
Trigger Points:Introducing new or updated zoning/codesIncludes codes, zoning requirements or by-laws pertaining to urban planning and building construction activity.
Intervention Types:Buildings and Built Form
Sectors:Emergency management, Informal Settlements, Public Health
Target Beneficiaries:Heat-vulnerable communities, Residents
Phase of Impact:Emergency response and management
Metrics:Decrease in power outages, Energy savings
Authority and Governance:City government, State/provincial government
Implementation Timeline:Long-term (10+ Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government, State/provincial government
Funding Sources:Private investment
Capacity to Act:High, Medium
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Improve human health, Save on utilities