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Housing Opportunity - Improving Health Outcomes through Residential Energy Efficiency, Rick Goodeman

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Rick Goodeman, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership

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Housing Opportunity - Improving Health Outcomes through Residential Energy Efficiency, Rick Goodeman

  1. 1. TERWILLIGER CENTER FOR HOUSING HOUSING OPPORTUNITY 2014 Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership
  2. 2. SWMHP Service Area
  3. 3. Health as a Framework
  4. 4. HEALTHY HOMES + HEATHY COMMUNITIES  Our Initiatives  Integrative design incorporates Health First  Green/health impact research  Integrated green & healthy principals across HO/tenant curriculum  Public health partnership for in-home health assessments  Targeted resources through regional referral system
  5. 5. SWMHP Case Studies  Viking Terrace, Worthington, MN  60 units substantial rehabilitation  General Occupancy – large family tenant base  Cherry Ridge Apartments, Mankato, MN  83 units substantial rehabilitation  General Occupancy – large family tenant base  Orness Plaza, Mankato, MN  101 public housing substantial rehabilitation  Senior & disabled tenant base
  6. 6. Project Research Components  Green Communities Pilot Projects  Planning Charrette – integrated design – energy/water conservation & health  Post Energy & Water Use Comparative Analysis  HVAC/Ventilation Commissioning  Health Impact Study  Tenant & Property Management Education  Green & Health informed PCNA process
  7. 7. Dark Green vs. Light Green Viking Terrace Cherry Ridge Total Rehab Cost $49/SF $11/SF Green Practices: % of Overall Cost 15% 19% Reduction Energy Use 45% 18% Reduction Water Use 28% 41% Savings per Unit $115/year $113/year
  8. 8. Viking Terrace Apartments Before & After
  9. 9. Green Features Roof truss system with standing seam steel roof & enhanced attic insulation Geo-thermal heating and cooling system Energy star rated appliances Water conserving appliances and fittings Energy efficient lighting & windows, occupancy sensors, & enhanced wall insulation Recycled materials Recycled content flooring
  10. 10. Health First Elements  Ventilation  Low-VOC adhesives, paints & coatings  Testing & mitigation of contaminants, e.g. Radon  Pest management  Smoke-free requirements  Energy star continuous exhaust ventilation  Surface water drainage control  Outdoor spaces & pedestrian connections  Education
  11. 11. Viking Terrace Health Impacts  33% to 62%  Chronic bronchitis: 10% - 0%  Hay fever: 12% - 4%  Sinusitis: 12% - 2%  Asthma: 12% - 4%  Hypertension: 10% - 4%  53% to 65%  Respiratory allergies: 15% - 4%  Ear infections: 15% - 4%  Eczema/skin allergy: 23% - 0%. Adults Children General health reported as very good or excellent Specific medical conditions decreased:
  12. 12. Orness Plaza Before & After
  13. 13. The Successes  Preservation of key community resources.  Integration of health and performance modifications through planning, implementation and post data collection.  Integration of community space outdoors.  National recognition for the green and healthy features.

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