Date: Thursday, Oct. 15

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PDT

Venue: Zoom link will be provided through registration system prior to event

Moderator:

Mekha Abraham, Technical Manager, TRC & Oregon Multifamily Energy Program for OHCS

Presenter:

Eric Foley, Manager, Multifamily Programs, Earth Advantage
Krista Egger, Vice President of National Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners

Description:
Energy efficiency improvements in multifamily housing do more than reduce energy costs and energy burden for low-income residents – they also provide health benefits to occupants as a result of improved air quality, safety, and comfort which can reduce respiratory illness, hypertension, heart disease, and other ailments. Additionally, energy upgrades provide an opportunity to improve housing conditions with healthier building materials and integrate resident wellness into the design or retrofit of affordable housing. As health and wellness becomes increasingly important, especially for those in vulnerable populations who may be living in affordable housing, the opportunity to combine energy and health upgrades in multifamily housing is even more meaningful. In this session, participants will learn from a diverse panel of experts who will discuss the benefits and strategies of integrating energy and health upgrades in affordable multifamily housing.