Creating Healthy and Energy-Efficient Housing


Home Energy Magazine :: Creating Healthy and Energy-Efficient Housing.

Creating Healthy and Energy-Efficient Housing

What Does the Research Tell Us?

August 29, 2012
September/October
This article originally appeared in theSeptember/October issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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During the next decade, over a million homes are expected to undergo energy upgrades. Government programs and property owners will fund this work. Key actors will include DOE’s Weatherization and Better Buildings programs; HUD’s Rehabilitation and Repair Home Loan and HOME programs; utility-supported programs; homeowners who employ home performance contractors; and property owners who are making sound financial decisions. Done well, these energy upgrades offer an unprecedented opportunity to improve health conditions for millions of Americans at a time when our health care costs are skyrocketing, exceeding $7,000 a year per capita (OECD, 2010).

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