summarizes the existing research in an accessible format, provides examples of how energy programs have monetized health co-benefits, and highlights examples of innovative programs linking energ
y and health-focused repairs to help further such collaboration.
The report can help health, housing, and energy programs as they explore opportunities to innovate and more fully value and secure health co-benefits in program design, work protocols, and cost-effectiveness practices.Key findings include:
- Occupants can experience fewer asthma symptoms and respiratory-related emergency department visits after energy efficiency (EE).
- Occupants report better physical and mental health after EE.
- Programs delivering EE with added home repairs and client education can produce more significant improvements in asthma symptoms and indoor environmental conditions.
- Whole-house ventilation strategies using heat or energy recovery ventilators (HRVs or ERVs) can reduce asthma and respiratory symptoms in children with pre-existing risks. Such strategies are increasingly being considered in EE programs.
The report was prepared for E4TheFuture
by Tohn Environmental Strategies, the National Center for Healthy Housing, andThree3
. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org