Reaching net zero emissions: Options contributes to British Expertise International report on role of the built environment

Friday, 19 Nov 2021
Climate change is exacerbating natural hazards and disaster risks in countries like Nepal. Find out how we design innovative hospitals and health facilities that integrates climate resilience, and makes healthcare more efficient and sustainable.

Options contributed a case study a recently launched British Expertise International Paper on the important role of the built environment in reaching net zero emissions as well as adapting to the existing impacts of climate change and mitigating against future impacts.

In Nepal, Options’ Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP) has been at the forefront of designing hospitals and health facilities that integrate climate resilience into structures that can withstand earthquakes of high magnitude. Our visionary designs and innovative engineering create spaces that deliver good quality health services, are safe and welcoming, and augment the natural environment. This case study highlights how the programme has helped Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population rebuild two major hospitals with sustainability, resileince and energy efficiency at the core of their designs, create a framework for a more coherend and consistent approach to health infrastructure upgrading and development, and is establishing a cadre of built environment professionals across the country that are familiar with the special requirements of safe, resilient and green infrastructure.
 
You can read the report here.

Options is part of BEI's The Built Environment Group (BEWG) of companies that offer the full spectrum of expertise related to helping global, national and local clients meet the challenge of creating sustainable built environments and preparing for increasing climate impacts. This group  is part of the wider BEI Climate Change Working Group, which consists of a cohort of BEI companies who offer a full set of professional advisory services related to reaching net zero and mitigating and adapting to climate change.  

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