COVID-19 has highlighted the link between environmental conditions associated with climate change – such as loss of habitat and air pollution – and infectious respiratory disease. Understanding how regions, cities and buildings can mitigate and adapt to changing climate conditions while reducing environmental impact has created innovative design, construction and policy practices. What is less clear is the exact relationship between human, organizational and community health and building-level climate change and adaptation practices.
This session will discuss research gaps and opportunities and how building and organizational level practices fit into larger-scale climate change adaptation and mitigation targets. Leaders from IWBI and ASID will discuss how design can further this important work, highlight key areas of research and engage discussion on the broader role of design centered on climate change and human health. This course is AIA approved and qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSW. This course is also IDCEC approved and qualifies for 0.1 HSW LU.
Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Research, International WELL Building Institute, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Angela Loder, Ph.D., Vice President, Research, International WELL Building Institute, Denver, CO
Dr. Susan Chung, Ph.D., Vice President, Research & Knowledge, American Society of Interior Designers, Washington, D.C.