Measuring the Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency Programs
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A version of this article appears in the Summer 2019
issue of Home Energy Magazine.
June 02, 2019
Scores of programs in the United States and abroad have the goal of saving energy and improving human health. Programs commonly address exposure to mold, lead, and radon as well as malfunctioning or inefficient appliances, which are potential sources of fire and CO. Some programs take measures to eliminate pests, such as cockroaches and rats, which can carry disease and expose people to allergens. The Next Nexus report highlights several of these programs, describes common practices, and includes case studies. For more, see Denson Jr. and Hayes (2018).
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