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The Health Benefits of Home Performance

GBCI: 0920013115

The course will explore opportunities and challenges for programs that provide co-benefits, and will highlight innovative programs delivering integrated energy and environmental health responses in collaboration with health partners.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LU/HSW

Rating system: v4, v2009

Published on: May 25, 2017

Average: 4.1 (18 votes)
4.11111

About

There is increasingly interest in the environmental and health benefits of residential energy efficiency work and using the green energy workforce to offer an integrated energy plus health service. This course will discuss how the existing work of home performance delivers health benefits and how you can too. It will cover the potential of addressing needs and interests of health partners and program managers in the green construction and energy efficiency fields. It will present the results of two recent literature reviews conducted by E4TheFuture and the Department of Energy that assesses the co-benefits of energy efficiency and green rehab work. The course will explore opportunities and challenges for programs that provide co-benefits, and will highlight innovative programs delivering integrated energy and environmental health responses in collaboration with health partners.

Objectives

  1. What does the current research tell us about the most compelling health benefits of green energy efficiency work and where do we have knowledge gaps.
  2. How can this information be used to inform delivery of green energy efficiency and health-related environmental improvements
  3. How can this information help to support energy efficiency program cost-effectiveness screening
  4. What are examples of programs and practices that link delivery of green rehab/energy efficiency and health related home upgrades/visits — where is such innovation work, who are the key partners, what is missing?
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Intermediate

Created by

GreenHome Institute
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

Leaders

Ellen Tohn

Tohn Environmental Strategies, LLC
Ely Jacobsohn
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