In the event of a disaster, a hospital relies on backup emergency power. But if the disaster is a flood, and the emergency equipment is located near or below sea level, the systems will fail and the situation for patients can become deadly. That’s why all the critical power and data equipment for Boston’s new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital will be located above the first floor. The fact that we’re beginning to see hard-headed financial decisions dictated by climate change predictions is significant.
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