Posts Categorized: Health
Orchestrating a Better Outcome
New Playbook Offers Guidance on “Energy-Plus-Health” Programs
by Julie Michals and Ellen Tohn
Twentieth-century music giant Sergei Prokofiev wrote the timeless Peter and the Wolf to help teach about the orchestra. We thought it fitting to use Prokofiev’s approach to tell a story. But in place of Peter (his grandfather, the bird, cat, duck, wolf and hunter – all represented by types of instruments) our focus is the potential for energy efficiency and health care industries to play “music” together. (Perhaps a stretch, but stay with us . . .) Read More
Healthy Housing – an Emerging Field in Home Performance
by Julie Michals
People flocked to healthy homes sessions at the Home Performance Coalition’s largest-ever conference last month. Non-energy benefits associated with energy efficiency upgrades have long been discussed, but this was the first time an HPC conference track was devoted exclusively to healthy housing and indoor air quality (IAQ).
Can Energy Efficiency and Health Industries Bring Momentum Mainstream?
by Julie Michals
When E4TheFuture decided to explore the health co-benefits of energy efficiency in its November 2016 white paper Occupant Health Benefits of Residential Energy, we had a particular reason for doing so. Our initial focus was to document studies that could help inform cost-effectiveness screening—specifically, to help make the case that important health co-benefits of efficiency exist, and their value is not $0. We were excited to piggyback on a broader research effort undertaken by the US DOE.
- Emissions Optimized Charging for EVs (Part 1): Should “What” Matter More Than “When”?
- TRCs and Sugar Cookies – a Holiday Review of Cost-effectiveness Testing Practices
- Smarter Energy Savings: Technology’s Expert Voices
- Veterans Show Leadership in Energy Efficiency Employment
- Three Reasons the Secret’s Out about EE Jobs