- LEED, WELL project support
- stakeholder sessions
- program management support
- project management
These sample methodologies provide generic guidelines for planning and program implementation.
Resources and Tools
Calculating Health and Climate Impact of Building Energy Savings
The developers of COBE state that ” . . . a building’s geographic location plays an important role in its health and climate impacts, since its carbon intensity and energy consumption contribute to both.. Overall, in the year 2050, depending on the region and air pollution model used, climate and health co-benefits add $0.02-$0.81 of additional savings for each dollar of electricity savings, but there is substantial variation by region.” The data will vary depending on differing utility grids.
Distressed communities and underserved populations suffer most from the impact of climate change. Energy usage and consumption in buildings, transportation and water are major contributors to this inequity. The impact of these factors on the health of our communities can now be measured, and, when combined with effective decision-making, can be the catalyst for reversing environmental inequities.
“CoBE Projection can aid stakeholders and decision-makers in (1) assessing current individual building or building portfolio performance by quantifying emissions, health, and climate footprint; and (2) evaluating their sustainability plans by comparing the projected co-benefits under different energy conservation scenarios, to achieve highest health and climate co-benefits.”
Source: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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