Capitalizing on the Connections of Health & Energy in Housing

A talk by Krista Egger and Jon Jensen
Enterprise Community Partners and MaGrann Associates

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About this talk

We have a collective opportunity to leverage the attention COVID-19 has placed on the importance of health and safety in the places we live and occupy. The pandemic has accelerated trends in sustainability, affordable housing, and highlighted the inherent synergies between health and energy efficiency. Making buildings more energy efficient and healthy are complimentary efforts and we have experience in capitalizing on the connections between these two goals.

This session will share our experience leveraging national programs like Enterprise Green Communities, and other above code programs, to create places that can help people and communities thrive. You will leave this session with practical understanding of programs to support your health and energy goals, design strategies and financial tools that offer a better rate of return on projects.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify which building features have direct impact on health of occupants and building durability.

  2. Summarize which green building programs incorporate a health into their programs.

  3. Recall best practices in building science to prevent common issues from affecting projects.

  4. Explore financial vehicles that align with buildings looking to improve operations, comfort and health of their tenants.

1 GBCI CEU (self-reported) 1 LFA CEU (pending)