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HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)
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HHT Presentation: Keynote Presentation (Auburn, Waterville)

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Keynote presentation by Ellen Tohn, Tohn Environmental Strategies, at the Maine Asthma Coalition's Healthy Homes Trainings in Auburn and Waterville.

Keynote presentation by Ellen Tohn, Tohn Environmental Strategies, at the Maine Asthma Coalition's Healthy Homes Trainings in Auburn and Waterville.

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  • 1. Healthy Housing: It’s Everyone’s Job Ellen TohnTohn Environmental Strategies www.tohnenvironmental.com
  • 2. Are we sick?
  • 3. Top housing based health hazards• Asthma/breathing problems• Lung cancer• Lead poisoning• Injuries• Carbon monoxide• Allergies/irritation
  • 4. Annual illness and hospitalization2,500,0002,000,0001,500,0001,000,000 500,000 0 Home Carbon Monoxide Lead Poisoning Asthma Injuries/Falls
  • 5. Annual deaths25,00020,00015,00010,000 5,000 0 Radon - 2nd Hand Home Carbon Lead Asthma Lung Smoke Lung Injuries Monoxide Poisoning Cancer Cancer
  • 6. Asthma in Maine Over 8,000 ED visits and 1,000 hospitalizations in Maine each year
  • 7. Asthma triggers
  • 8. Dampness and AsthmaHealth Outcome Estimated % Increase in Damp HomesUpper respiratory tract 52%symptomsCough 50%Wheeze 44%Current asthma 50%Ever-diagnosed asthma 33%
  • 9. Most time spent at home Young children can spend up to 90% of the day at home Most of us spend 60% of our year at home
  • 10. Healthy homes principles• Start with people• Make the house: – Dry – Ventilated – Pest free – Contaminant free – Cleanable – Safe• Maintain the house
  • 11. Houses can be fixedWhen By• New construction • Contractors• Renovation • Energy auditors &• Energy upgrades workers• Property management • Health home visitors• Refinancing • Homeowners• Health home visits • Property owners/managers • Tenants
  • 12. The “One Touch” opportunity NH Families Program Provides Home Visits or Issue Touched/Year Repairs Asthma, Lead Poisoning, Head Start, Home Health 1800 Visiting Housing <500 Housing Rehab, Lead Hazard Control Energy 1800 Weatherization, Utility-Funded Energy (1,000 low income) Upgrades
  • 13. Rural NH county• 18 units all 100% units FPG• Asthma (8 children, 3 adults) One family had 10 unscheduled doctor visits & 4 emergency room visits• Peeling Paint pre -78 (8 units)• Moisture (10 units)• Pest (4 mice, 1 cockroach)• 5 units immediate WX priority; energy needs & children < 6 yrs.
  • 14. Manchester, NH• 27 units L WX L A A A• 32 referrals AA L L L A• 25% units referred to WX• 16% units referred for WX WX WX WX WX asthma or lead
  • 15. HH repair commitments• Lead Hazard Control Grant Program -- owner 10% match to fund HH work• Lead Poisoning Prevention, Housing Rehab, MCH -- identify and leverage funds for HH and EE work• WX to add moisture and pest repairs to audits and work practices, pending state funded IPM project
  • 16. Tracking water expensesAnnual Boston Area Water Expenses per ApartmentIf usage is not available, dollars provide clues about extreme use 5 to 1 ratio in $1,600 expenses from $1,400 about $1500/apartme $1,200 nt to low of $300/apartmen $1,000 t $800 $600 $400 $200 $- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Properties 17
  • 17. Water work orders Source: Urban Edge Boston MA & The National Center for Healthy Housing
  • 18. Daily water use targets Super Water Conserver: < 44 gallons/person < 66 gallons/bedroom * Good Water Conserver: < 55 gallons/person < 83 gallons/bedroom* Poor Water Conserver: > 55 gallons/person/day > 83 gallons/bedroom** Targets per bedroom assume 1.5 people per bedroom.Sources: American Water Works Association (2010) & Steven Winter Associates 19
  • 19. Water opportunities• Toilets <1.3 gpf;• Clothes Washer• Fixtures – Faucets <1.5 gpm – Bath faucets <1 gpm• Shower Heads <1.75 gpm• EPA WaterSense
  • 20. Water case study: Retrofit timelineSource: WegoWise 21
  • 21. Water case study: Retrofit costs Unit #Units Cost/Unit Total 1.28 gpf Flapperless Toilets 12 $144.78 $1,737.36 1.5 gpm Kitchen Aerators 6 $2.65 $15.90 .5 gpm Bathroom Aerators 7 $1.25 $8.75 1.5 gpm Showerheads 7 $4.95 $34.65Total Retrofit Cost $1,796.66Savings Per Month $1,296.17Simple Payback 1.4 MonthsSource: WegoWise
  • 22. Consider smoke free housingResident Benefits Owner Benefits• Improves resident health • Reduce maintenance• Reduces complaints costs• Reduces unit transfer • Reduce complaints requests • Reduce unit transfer• Most tenants want smoke • Reduce unit turnover free environments – costs survey tenants to find • Can reduce insurance out! • Can increase demand • Consistent with HUD Guidance 23
  • 23. Secondhand smoke is deadly• Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause of preventable death in US, killing 53,000 nonsmokers/year. For every 8 smokers one non smoker is killed.• Children exposed to secondhand smoke are 44% more likely to suffer from asthma.• Exposures increases the risk of SIDS.• 7.3% of persons 65 and older smoke, 70% report a desire to quit. Source: U.S. Surgeon General (2006), Asthma Regional Council (2006), Smoke Free New England Source: Smoke-Free Housing New England 24
  • 24. Smoke free saves owners moneySource: Source: Smoke Free New England Free Housing New England 25
  • 25. Why worry about pests? It costs money$180$160 Annual pest$140 control$120 costs for Boston ,$100 MA multi$80 family housing..$60$40$20 $0 Buildings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 26
  • 26. Use Integrated Pest Management• Goal: Cost-effectively prevent and address pest problems while minimizing the harm to people, property and the environment.• Use IPM Certified Workforce:• Green Pro or Greenshield certified; OR – Demonstrate equivalent IPM training – www.certifiedgreenpro.org, www.greenshieldcertified.org 27
  • 27. Integrated Pest Management• Monitor pests to understand the problem Roach Traps• Keep pests out, give them no place to hide – Change surrounding landscape – Block pest entries, passages, hiding places• Reduce food availability – Practice proper food storage and disposal – No dirty dishes in the sink overnight – Clean crumbs, grease etc.• Knock down population – Traps – Appropriate pesticides 28
  • 28. Seal holes & cracks 29
  • 29. Likelihood lead-based paint Percent of Housing Units Without Lead-based Paint1 Age Interior Exterior Anywhere Before 1940 21% 28% 13% 1940 to 1959 54% 41% 31% 1960 to 1977 84% 87% 76% 1. Lead-based paint is paint with >1 mg of lead per square centimeter Consider testing paint for lead, particularly if property age is 1960-1978. Buildings less likely to have lead based paint and may be exempt from requirements. 30
  • 30. Healthier property management1. Unit Turnover Checklists2. Pest Control: Integrated Pest Management3. Renovation: Lead Safe Work4. Flooring: Smooth & Green; FloorScore resilient flooring & Green Label Plus carpet5. Painting: Lead Safe & Low VOC6. Cabinets /Shelving: No urea formaldehyde7. Green Cleaning: Use GreenSeal, Ecologo or Dfe8. Work Order Requests9. Resident Education
  • 31. Add health to energy upgrades
  • 32. The necessity – Don’t make it worse
  • 33. Opportunities – Pest control
  • 34. Opportunities - Ventilation• Meet new industry standard -- ASHRAE 62.2, Appendix C• Kitchens fans• Bath fans – Energy Star• Dryer vents• Whole house
  • 35. Opportunities - Radon Short Term Minimum 48 hours $10-$20 If >4 pCi/L recommend mitigation ME pilot

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