Severe Risks of Climate Change on Worker Health

Buildings account for nearly 40% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHS) emissions. Curbing carbon emissions by 2050 cannot be achieved without decarbonizing buildings. To match the scale of this opportunity, Trane Technologies has established the Gigaton Challenge, the first-of-its-kind climate commitment related to customer product use, and has committed to reduce one billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) from its customer's carbon footprints by 2030.

However, as companies strive to curb carbon emissions, it’s essential to consider how rising global temperatures and air pollution will impact the workforce. During this webinar, Scott Tew, Vice President, Sustainability & Managing Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Trane Technologies, sits down with David Staples, Senior Solutions Strategist-Sustainability, VelocityEHS, to talk about how their technology impacts the occupational worker, who are often exposed to extreme heat and are at risk for heat stress, stroke, heat exhaustion, rhabdomyolysis (muscle tissue breakdown), and death.
Start date: November 9, 2023, 02:00 PM ET
End date: November 9, 2023, 03:00 PM ET

Scott Tew

Vice President, Sustainability & Managing Director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Trane Technologies plc

David Staples

Senior Solutions Strategist - ESG

What you will learn

  • How Trane Technologies is working to reduce rising global temperatures and their impact on the environment
  • How rising global temperatures can also impact people and workers
  • The economic burden of occupational heat stress due to rising global temperatures based on increased GHG emissions
  • Techniques and solutions for combating human morbidity, mortality, and worker health as it relates to climate change
Length: 60 minutes
Cost: Free for NAEM members; $49 for non-members
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