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Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Evolution of Climate Change Law & Implications for Healthcare Design

In 2016, it seemed likely that the United States would be implementing the Clean Power Plan, and follow through on the historic Paris Climate Treaties. At the time of this writing, the new government is only coming into focus, and our early understandings is that the response by them will be considerably different than that of the previous administration. Economic and other forces continue to play out, creating realities on the ground. More important, regional, state, and city governments, as well as courts and quasi- and non-governmental rule-making bodies are creating bodies of regulation in response to both mitigation and adaptation needs, many of which are only indirectly impactful for the design of healthcare facilities, but many of which are directly relevant. A brief survey of the streams of climate change law, and an update on current state of these laws and ways in which forces of economics and natural forces will start to intersect in ways that affect healthcare design.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Learn about international climate regulations, and how their evolution will affect healthcare design in the US
2. Learn about Federal developments in the arena of climate change law, and how their evolution will affect healthcare design in the US.
3. Learn about state level developments in the area of climate change law, and how their evolution will affect healthcare design in the US.
4. Learn about city and non-governmental sources of climate change law, and how their evolution will affect healthcare design in the US.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = American Society of Interior Designers = NOAH