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SSC2011_Rebecca Morley PPT


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SSC2011_Rebecca Morley PPT

  1. 1. Beyond Energy Efficiency: Healthy Homes and Communities<br />Rebecca Morley<br />Executive Director, NCHH<br />
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  3. 3. Costs of environmental illness:<br />All diseases: 76.6 billion <br />Lead poisoning: $50.9 billion <br />Autism: $7.9 billion <br />Intellectual disability: $5.4 billion <br />Exposure to mercury (methyl mercury): $5.1 billion<br />Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: $5.0 billion <br />Asthma: $2.2billion <br />Childhood cancer cost: $95.0 million<br />3.5% of health care expenditures<br />Source: Trasande L, Liu Y. Reducing the staggering costs of environmental disease in children. Health Aff. 2011 May;30(5):863-70.<br />
  4. 4. Health consequences of inadequate housing are substantial.<br />Indoor dampness/mold<br />Home injury<br />Crowding<br />Indoor cold<br />Traffic noise<br />Second-hand smoke<br />Radon<br />Lead<br />CO<br />Formaldehyde<br />Indoor smoke from solid fuel<br />Housing quality <br /><br />
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  6. 6. Benefits of Housing Upgrades<br />Environmental health<br /> Vaccines <br />For every $1 spent there is a benefit of $5.30-$16.50<br />For every $1 spent to reduce lead hazards there is a benefit of $17-$220 <br />For every $1 spent on asthma interventions there is a benefit of $36.<br />
  7. 7. Green and Healthy Renovationof Affordable Housing<br />Source: Public Health Reports / 2011 Supplement 1 / Volume 126<br />
  8. 8. Common Green and Healthy Rehab Elements<br />Low-VOC adhesives, paints & coatings<br />Ventilation: ASHRAE 62.2<br />Integrated pest management<br />No carpet in wet areas<br />Energy Star fans exhausted to exterior<br />
  9. 9. Adult Health Changes<br />
  10. 10. Child Health Changes<br />
  11. 11. Specific Housing Condition Changes<br />
  12. 12. Environmental Testing-MN Green<br />
  13. 13. frameworks<br />
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  16. 16. ‘‘Livable Communities Act of 2011’’<br />Introduced by Senator Robert Menendez(D-NJ)<br />Promotes livable communities through sustainable infrastructure for transportation, affordable housing, healthy housing, land use and economic development<br />Authorizes the HUD Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities<br />Authorizes Regional Planning and Community Challenge grants<br />Adds a new Healthy Homes section<br />
  17. 17. Tools for Incorporating Health into Housing and Community Development<br />EPA Indoor Environment Protocols<br />Healthy Development Measurement Tool<br />Health Impact Assessment<br />
  18. 18. Intended for voluntary adoption by:<br /> Weatherization assistance programs, <br />Federally funded housing programs<br />Private sector home performance contracting organizations<br />Others working on residential retrofit or remodeling efforts<br /><br />
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  20. 20. Healthy Development Measurement Tool<br />100+ community-level measures<br /> Menus of policy and best practices<br /> Criteria for development projects<br />Supporting public health evidence<br /><br />Source: San Francisco Department of Public Health<br />
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  22. 22. Health Impact Assessment<br />A combination of procedures, methods and tools that systematically judges the potential, and sometimes unintended, effects of a policy, plan, program or project on the health of a population and the distribution of those effects within the population. <br />A Health Impact Assessment Toolkit:<br />
  23. 23. The Process<br />:<br />: 1)<br />:<br />1)<br />
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  26. 26. Conclusion <br />Housing related disease and injuries are costly<br />The return on investment for building healthier homes and communities is considerable<br />Practical tools are available to housing and community development professionals to make communities more livable, healthy and sustainable. <br />
  27. 27. “For many years, I have lived uncomfortably with the belief that most planning and architectural design suffers for lack of real and basic purpose. The ultimate purpose, it seems to me, must be the improvement of mankind.”--- Jim Rouse<br />
  28. 28. Rebecca Morley<br />National Center for Healthy Housing<br />in Columbia, MD and Washington DC<br /><br /><br />(t) 443.539.4159<br />