Paul Lipke is Senior Advisor on Energy & Buildings for Health Care Without Harm, co-leading the Massachusetts Health Care Climate Alliance and the Boston Green Ribbon Commission Health Care Working Group. Paul was instrumental in the creation of both the Safe Haven in the Storm and Resilience 2.0 reports (featured in the blogs below), enabled Massachusetts to be first in the nation in requiring green building in new hospital construction evaluation, and created the Healthcare Energy Impact Calculator, which estimates the health impacts and medical costs of premature deaths, asthma, mercury and other health insults resulting from electricity generation. A 20 year leader in sustainable strategies, he helps hospitals implement energy efficiency & renewable energy projects, and educates policymakers to advance climate-smart actions to improve public health.
Second in a blog series on climate resilience and health care.
Climate-smart health care protects lives, communities, hospitals, and citizens' wallets.