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Session 702

November 1 - 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Rhode Island Room (Lobby Level)

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Innovative Collaborations Help Vermonters Stay Healthy at Home

Phoebe Howe

Program Manager

Efficiency Vermont - Burlington, VT

Session Description 


Efficiency Vermont is blazing new paths with innovative collaborations for improving health through energy efficiency. Join us to learn from the successes and challenges from several recent initiatives, and share your feedback to help us redefine the landscape of energy efficiency programming and health care delivery. 

This workshop will share program tools and lessons learned from our: 

(a) Quantification of non-energy benefits of home weatherization 
(b) Three Healthy Home hospital pilot programs addressing asthma, COPD and fall prevention through weatherization + health,

(c) IAQ Monitor lending library program,

(d) Zero Energy Modular initiative to promote affordable, healthy homes for low and moderate income homeowners and renters (90+ homes around Vermont and over $1 million of energy costs avoided) 


After this session, participants will be able to: 

1.Identify potential points of collaboration with local stakeholders in their own community
2. Articulate successful healthy home program design elements.
3. Set goals for desired results of healthy home collaborations, including home-specific outcomes.
3. Avoid monitoring and customer engagement pitfalls in healthy homes programming.

Presentation Categories:  Building Design & Construction; Occupant Health/Medical Issues; Energy Efficiency; High Performance Buildings; Investigations, Testing & Research


Presentation Level: Basic

About Phoebe Howe


At Efficiency Vermont, Phoebe coordinates the Zero Energy Modular initiative and leads several other projects to promote healthy homes and high performance construction. In addition, she manages the Renewable Energy Resource Center, a program that administers funding from the State of Vermont for advanced wood heating and woodstove change out incentives. Phoebe is passionate about supporting affordable housing organizations, builders, and Vermonters of all incomes in their quest for the healthiest, most affordable, and most resilient home possible. Prior to joining Efficiency Vermont, Phoebe received an architecture and environmental studies education from Middlebury College and the Yestermorrow Design/Build School.