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Ellen Tohn Makes the Case for Adding Health to the Home Equation

By Susan Valenti Corliss

In 2000, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), University of Tulsa and myself produced a conference on…

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Added by Bob Krell on June 7, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Get Fire Out Of Our Buildings

There is some debate among scholars over when humans first learned to control fire. A large body of evidence suggests people have been using it for around 600,000 years, but recent discoveries have pushed the date back to as far as 1 million years ago. Regardless of when exactly it started, there is no…

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Added by Efficiency First California on February 28, 2018 at 5:34pm — 6 Comments

Will Data Save Home Performance?

Having a good way to measure efficiency is valuable to the home performance industry for many reasons. Easy to obtain, low cost, accurate savings data can be used to better educate consumers, close sales and help crews use their time more effectively when installing upgrades. Accurate data enables rebate…

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Added by Efficiency First California on January 29, 2018 at 1:03am — No Comments

Is Health The Future of Home Performance?

In a previous blog, The Latest Trend in Home Performance: Why You Should Be Concerned, I expressed some concerns about a recent trend in home performance of contractors focusing on the health…

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Added by Efficiency First California on January 2, 2018 at 8:26pm — 6 Comments

3 Myths About Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Misconceptions About Air Quality and Home Performance

Recently I wrote a blog about the October 2017 firestorms in Northern California. I live and work in the city of Sonoma and was directly affected by the fires. My family and I evacuated our home and waited out the fires on safer grounds until the danger passed. We are OK, life has resumed, but the impact on the region will last for several years.

In my last post, I wrote about how air quality was impacted in the area, and how people responded by using N95 face masks…

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Added by Efficiency First California on December 12, 2017 at 3:43pm — 2 Comments

Fire, Smoke, and N-95s

Northern California’s wine country lies about 45 miles North of San Francisco. There are two prominent valleys, lauded for their beauty and serenity, with rich soils and the perfect climate for growing grapes. The region produces some of the finest wines in the world.

I live and work in the town of…

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Added by Efficiency First California on December 12, 2017 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Healthy Homes, Healthy Families: Elevator Chris Steinhoff is Leading the Way

In an effort to provide more comprehensive services to the people we serve, especially low-income populations, Elevate is working towards identifying and solving home-based health hazards that we discover while doing energy efficiency work. These home-base health hazards are often a barrier to weatherization for our low- to moderate-income homeowners. To support this work,…

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Added by Amber Vignieri on October 28, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments

Healthy Home Evaluator Training

Fall River, MA     October 13, 2016

For two days – November 15th and 16th - Paul Raymer of Heyoka Solutions will be teaching a pilot of the BPI HHE course at the Fall River campus of…

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Added by Paul Raymer on October 20, 2016 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Hitting the Sweet Spot - The Intersection of Energy Efficiency, Home Performance and Health

Greetings:

This is my first post, so please forgive the lengthy background. Thanks for allowing my participation. 

I operate the Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Healthy Facilities Institute but entered green, healthy home education through the "backdoor" of facility cleaning.

Having cleaned buildings (or supervised cleaning)…

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Added by Allen Rathey on May 20, 2014 at 7:52pm — No Comments

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