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Enhancing Resilience of Aged Care Systems to Climate Change: Retrofitting Buildings and Sociocultural Systems
With ageing and urbanising populations in affluent countries, and rising costs of care, it is urgent to enhance the resilience of aged-care systems to climate change. Climate change has a number of connected implications for aged-care, including increasing energy costs in heating and cooling, and the vulnerability of elderly people to extreme weather events such as heat waves. The aged care sector is under increased pressure to become more environmentally sustainable yet meet regulatory standards that often demand increased use of energy for lighting or heating/cooling. The broad project aim is to enhance the economic, social, cultural and environmental resilience of aged-care facilities by retrofitting buildings and sociocultural systems.