Protecting the Health of Vulnerable Populations with In-Home Energy Efficiency: A Survey of Methods for Demonstrating Health Outcomes

Research Report H1901


Sara Hayes, Ronald Denson Jr


The buildings where people work and live can dramatically influence their health. Energy efficiency programs can make homes safer and healthier and bring financial benefits to vulnerable families. This study describes the methods used by 63 programs nationwide to measure and document their health impacts. It concludes by recommending strategies to better assess and communicate these benefits. Resources: EPA asthma checklist | TVA paper survey