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2022 PDC Summit

Positioning for Carbon Neutrality: National Academy of Medicine Guidance

Mar 22, 2022 8:15am ‐ Mar 22, 2022 9:15am

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Today, we know that the health care sector represents roughly 20% of the U.S. economy, 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is calling upon health care to adopt a new norm: 50% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 (2010 baseline) and 100% by 2050. This session, will provide an overview of the NAM and their approach to health care decarbonization, including some of questions the action collaborative is currently diving into. An interactive discussion will follow, examining how we can help inform the NAM in their work with valuable audience input on how the field is being impacted by decarbonization goals.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain who National Academy of Medicine is.
  • Explain what the National Academy of Medicine is doing with respect to Healthcare Decarbonization.
  • Support health care in evolving to better adapt to and mitigate its climate impacts.
  • Help NAM implement changes beneficial to the industry and to the climate.
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  • Kara Brooks, MS, LEED AP BD & C, Senior Associate Director, Sustainability, American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)
  • Walter Vernon, PE, LEED AP, EDAC, FASHE, Chief Operating Officer, Mazzetti


  • 1.00 - CEC

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