Special Issue "Public Health Related to Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 11479
Interests: sustainability; ecodesign; energy efficiency; healthcare engineering; healthcare building design; energy efficiency in building
Interests: innovations in the research of healthcare buildings; healthcare engineering; buildings; project engineering
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Climate change influences human health and disease in numerous ways. Some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Public health can be affected by disruptions of physical, biological, and ecological systems, including disturbances originating here and elsewhere. The health effects of these disruptions include increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease, injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events, changes in the prevalence and geographical distribution of food- and water-borne illnesses and other infectious diseases, and threats to mental health.
Healthcare buildings are equipped with extensive and complex facilities. Certain characteristics are required in order to guarantee their sustainability: adequate design, high quality equipment, and maintenance efficiency, among others.
This Special Issue includes new research and the latest technologies related to public health and climate change. In particular, it includes a series of documents focused on:
- Impact of climate change on health;
- Effect of climate change on healthcare infrastructure;
- Resilient hospital facilities;
- Air quality improvement;
- Advanced reliability-based maintenance;
- Educational methodologies for eco-efficiency in public health care;
- Measures of control for the sustainability for healthcare organizations;
- Control indicators for the prevention and adaptation of public health to reduce the impact of climate change;
- Urban mobility;
- Innovative and cost-effective solutions for the public health sector and activities to minimize environmental impacts and climate change;
- Low-carbon design.
This Special Issue aims to analyze the relation between public health and climate change. This issue focuses on new research and the latest technologies related to public health and climate change.
Within the field of healthcare sustainability, this Special Issue contributes to better understand and develop new technologies and their implementation in order to improve management efficiency in healthcare facilities.Prof. Dr. Alfonso González González
Prof. Justo Garcia Sanz-Calcedo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- healthcare engineering
- healthcare building design
- hospital facilities
- sustainable hospital management
- public health
- climate change