Momentum in the Healthy-Homes Movement

Fall 2016
This online-only article is a supplement to the Fall 2016 print edition of Home Energy Magazine.
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Mae Conway, a resident of Oakland Heights affordable-housing apartments in Kansas City, Missouri, had struggled with poor respiratory health for years. She used an oxygen tank, a breathing machine, and a sleep apnea machine, all of which require a lot of electricity. Over the years, Oakland Heights had fallen into disrepair and had become increasingly energy inefficient. “I live on a fixed income,” says Conway. “When the rooms were drafty and my heating and cooling bills were high, I worried that I couldn’t keep my machines running.” Conway used to keep the lights and television turned off so she could afford to pay for the electricity she needed to treat her respiratory problems.

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